Platts Publishes Latest Rankings of U.S. Electric Power Companies

      Platts Publishes Latest Rankings of U.S. Electric Power Companies

Industry Score Sheet and Analysis Featured in Platts Megawatt Daily

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NEW YORK, May 30, 2014

NEW YORK, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Platts, a leading global energy,
petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information provider, today issued its
latest analysis and compilation of wholesale electricity sales by more than
500 entities in North America. The rankings appear in Megawatt Daily, Platts'
flagship North American electricity publication, and include each company's
market share and additional information on power sales.

Exelon Generation and Shell Energy North America are ranked first and second,
respectively, based on the most recent data filed with the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission (FERC), which reflects sales in the third quarter of
2013. NRG Energy and NextEra Energy Resources jumped in the rankings to the
third- and the fifth-largest sellers, respectively, up from 14^th and ninth in
2012. Calpine, already among the top sellers, ranked fourth in the third
quarter of 2013.

The data, which Platts has been publishing for nearly 20 years, includes for
the first time municipal utilities, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, and
federally owned electric utilities, in addition to investor-owned electric
utilities and power generators. These electricity sales rankings are published
by Platts each quarter.

Federal regulators require the quarterly data to bring transparency to
wholesale electricity markets, which play an important role in determining
prices ultimately paid by consumers for electricity.

"Platts' detailed analysis brings transparency to FERC's raw data and makes it
more accessible, understandable and applicable," said Paul Ciampoli, managing
editor of Platts Megawatt Daily. "These rankings support and enhance our
existing daily analysis and news coverage of numerous regional markets in both
the U.S. and Canada."

Platts also uses the FERC data to analyze the growing role of renewable energy
in wholesale power markets, Ciampoli added.

Platts also publishes the in-depth Megawatt Daily's Power Sales Analysis, a
market-by-market and company-by-company comparison. Included are exclusive
breakdowns of sales by company at more than 50 of the most active regional
U.S. electricity trading hubs, providing a detailed view of market
concentration and price at each. The report also offers a granular look at the
location and prices of sales by each power seller.

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