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Sempra Energy to sell US wind assets to American Electric Power for $551 million

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Sempra Energy announced that it has entered into an agreement to complete the sale of its U.S. renewables business by selling its remaining wind operating and development assets to American Electric Power (AEP) for $551 million in cash, subject to closing adjustments and working capital.

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The agreement to sell the remainder of Sempra Renewables, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, includes the Black Oak Getty Wind project in Minnesota and the Apple Blossom Wind project in Michigan, as well as its interests in the following projects jointly owned with BP Wind Energy: Auwahi Wind in Hawaii (wind and battery storage), Flat Ridge 2 Wind in Kansas, Mehoopany Wind in Pennsylvania, Cedar Creek 2 Wind in Colorado, and Fowler Ridge 2 Wind in Indiana. AEP also will acquire all of the Sempra Renewables wind projects currently in development.

The sale to AEP comprises approximately 724 megawatts of capacity in Sempra Energy's non-utility U.S. renewables portfolio. The sale is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019.

The sale is subject to customary closing conditions and consents, including Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act approvals.

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