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Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated operates as the utility holding company for Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), PSEG Power LLC (PSEG Power), and PSEG Energy Holdings LLC (Energy Holdings). PSE&G engages in the transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy and gas service to commercial, residential, and industrial customers in New Jersey. It also offers appliance services and repairs to its customers. As of December 31, 2004, PSE&G provided services to approximately 2.1 million electric customers and approximately 1.7 million gas customers. PSEG Power operates as a multiregional, independent wholesale energy supply company primarily in the northeast United States. It integrates its generating asset operations with its wholesale energy, fuel supply, energy trading, and marketing and risk management functions. PSEG Power's generation portfolio comprised approximately 14,607 MW of installed capacity, as of the above date. Energy Holdings, through its subsidiaries, operates as a power producer and distributor that owns and operates electric generation and distribution facilities primarily in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. It also invests in energy-related financial transactions and manages a portfolio of assets, including leveraged leases, operating leases, leveraged buyout funds, limited partnerships, and marketable securities. Public Service Enterprise Group was formed in 1985 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.


The Williams Companies, Inc. engages in finding, producing, gathering, processing, and transporting natural gas. The company operates in four segments: Gas Pipeline, Exploration and Production, Midstream Gas and Liquids, and Power. The Gas Pipeline segment comprises interstate natural gas pipelines, as well as investments in natural gas pipeline-related companies. The Gas Pipeline segment includes Northwest pipeline, which extends from the San Juan Basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado to Oregon and Washington, and Transcontinental gas pipe line, which extends from the Gulf of Mexico region to the northeastern United States. The Exploration and Production includes natural gas development, production, and gas management activities primarily in the Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent regions of the United States and in Argentina. The Midstream Gas and Liquids segment comprises natural gas gathering, processing, and treating facilities in the Rocky Mountain and Gulf Coast regions of the United States, oil gathering and transportation facilities in the Gulf Coast region of the United States, majority-owned natural gas compression and transportation facilities in Venezuela, and assets in Canada, including a natural gas liquids extraction facility and a fractionation plant. The Power segment provides buys, sells, stores, and transports energy and energy-related commodities primarily power and natural gas, on a wholesale level. The company's had proved natural gas reserves of 2,986 one billion cubic feet of gas equivalent and owned interests in 10,001 gross producing wells, as of December 31, 2004. The Williams Companies was founded in 1908 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Edison International, through its subsidiary, Southern California Edison Company (SCE), supplies electric energy in central, coastal, and southern California. SCE owns and operates pressurized water nuclear units located on the California coastline between Los Angeles and San Diego; 33 hydroelectric plants located in California's Sierra Nevada, San Bernardino, and San Gabriel mountain ranges; a diesel-fueled generating plant and a hydroelectric plant located on Santa Catalina Island off the southern California coast; and coal-fueled generating units located in Clark County, Nevada. As of June 17, 2005, it served a population of approximately 13 million people via 4.6 million customer accounts. Edison International, through its indirect subsidiary Edison Mission Energy (EME), also engages in owning or leasing, operating, and selling energy from electric power generation facilities. EME conducts price risk management and energy trading activities in power markets. In addition, the company, through its other subsidiary, Edison Capital (EC), invests in energy and infrastructure projects, including power generation, electric transmission and distribution, transportation, and telecommunications worldwide. EC also has investments in housing projects located throughout the United States. Edison International was founded in 1886 and is based in Rosemead, California.


Exelon Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an electric utility company. It has three segments: Energy Delivery, Generation, and Enterprises. The company's energy delivery segment engages principally in the purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to residential, commercial, industrial, and wholesale customers in northern Illinois, southeastern Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania counties. Its Generation segment consists of the owned and contracted for electric generating facilities and energy marketing operations of Exelon Generation Company, LLC; a 50% interest in Sithe Energies, Inc.; and a retail sales business of Exelon Energy Company. Exelon's Enterprise segment engages in the design, installation, and servicing of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning facilities for commercial and industrial customers throughout the midwest. It provides energy-related services, including performance contracting and energy management systems. In addition, it offers retail electric and gas services in Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and other areas in the midwest and northeast United States; district cooling and related services to offices and other buildings in the central business district of Chicago and in other cities in North America; local and long-distance, point-to-point voice and data communications, internet access, and enhanced data services for businesses and institutions in eastern Pennsylvania. As of August 10, 2004, Exelon distributed electricity to approximately 5.1 million customers in northern Illinois and Pennsylvania; and gas to approximately 460,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.


American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEC), a public utility holding company, which principally engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power in the United States. The company offers its electric services to the natural gas and oil production, oil refining, steel processing, aircraft maintenance, paper manufacturing and timber products, glass, chemicals, cement, plastics, aerospace manufacturing, telecommunications, rubber goods, concrete products, food processing, transportation equipment, electrical and electronic machinery, fabricated metal products, and various other industries. It offers its services primarily in the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. AEC also operates as an energy marketer in North America and the United Kingdom. The company was incorporated in 1906. It was formerly known as American Gas and Electric Company and changed its name to American Electric Power Company, Inc. in 1958. American Electric Power Company is based in Columbus, Ohio.


FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides various energy services in the United States. It engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity; marketing of natural gas; and energy management and other energy-related services in the United States. The company also provides a range of services, including heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, process piping, plumbing, electrical, building controls and systems, and facility management. FirstEnergy builds, operates, and controls telecommunications systems, as well as provides long-distance service, local phone service, and advanced data solutions. As of April 4, 2005, the company served 4.4 million customers within a 36,100 square-mile area of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. FirstEnergy was organized in 1996 and is based in Akron, Ohio.


PG&E Corporation, a holding company, engages in the generation, procurement, and transmission of electricity, as well as procurement, transportation, and storage of natural gas in the United States. The company served approximately 4.9 million electricity distribution customers and approximately 4.1 million natural gas distribution customers, as of December 31, 2004. It also owned 18,610 circuit miles of interconnected transmission lines, as of the above date. In addition, the company owns and operates an integrated natural gas transportation, storage, and distribution system, as well as three underground natural gas storage fields in California. PG&E Corporation was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.


Dominion Resources, Inc. operates as an integrated gas and electric holding company. It operates through four segments: Dominion Delivery (DD), Dominion Energy (DE), Dominion Exploration and Production (DEP), and Dominion Generation (DG). Dominion Delivery segment manages the company's electric and gas distribution systems and customer service operations, as well as retail energy marketing operations. Dominion Energy segment operates gas transmission pipeline and storage system; electric transmission system; LNG import and storage facility; and energy trading, marketing, hedging, and arbitrage activities. Dominion Exploration and Production segment manages the company's gas and oil exploration, development, and production operations. Dominion Generation segment manages the generation operations of Dominion's electric utility and merchant fleet, and its power purchase agreements. Its generation facilities are located in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. As of December 31, 2004, DD's electric distribution network included approximately 54,000 miles of distribution lines; DE had approximately 6,000 miles of electric transmission lines located in the states of North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; DEP owned 5.9 trillion cubic feet of proved equivalent natural gas reserves; and DG had proved gas and oil reserves of 5,003 billion cubic feet and 148,598 barrels. The company serves governmental agencies and wholesale customers, such as rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, power marketers, and other utilities in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, as well as residential, commercial, and industrial gas sales and transportation customer accounts in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Dominion Resources was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.


Centerpoint Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an energy delivery company in the United States. It operates through Electric Transmission and Distribution (ETD), Natural Gas Distribution (NGD), and Pipelines and Gathering segments. The ETD segment provides transmission and distribution of electricity from power plants to substations, one substation to another, and to retail electric customers in Houston/Galveston metropolitan area. Its operations include construction and maintenance of electric transmission and distribution facilities, metering services, outage response services, and call center operations. This segment's customers include municipalities, electric cooperatives, other distribution companies, and retail electric providers. As of December 31, 2004, it owned 26,669 pole miles of overhead distribution lines and 3,612 circuit miles of overhead transmission lines; 15,244 circuit miles of underground distribution lines and 18.8 circuit miles of underground transmission lines; and 225 substations. The NGD segment engages in intrastate natural gas sales to, and natural gas transportation for, residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. As of the above date, it owned and operated approximately 210 miles of intrastate pipeline in Louisiana and Texas. The Pipelines and Gathering segment operates interstate natural gas pipelines that provide natural gas transportation, storage, and pipeline services, as well as gas gathering facilities. It also provides operating and technical services, and remote data monitoring and communication services. As of December 31, 2004, it owned and operated approximately 8,200 miles of gas transmission lines primarily located in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.


The Southern Company, through its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and supply of electricity in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and Georgia. The company's retail activities are carried out by Southern Power Company, Alabama Power Company, Georgia Power Company, Gulf Power Company, Mississippi Power Company, and Savannah Electric and Power Company. Its other business activities include investments in synthetic fuels and leveraged lease projects, wireless telecommunication services, energy-related services, and natural gas marketing. The company serves approximately 4 million customers, as of April 26, 2005. Southern Company was incorporated in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.


Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison), a holding company, engages in the energy business in the United States. The company, through Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., provides electric service to approximately 3.2 million customers and gas service to approximately 1 million customers in New York City and Westchester County. The company also provides steam service in parts of Manhattan. Con Edison, through Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc., provides electric service to approximately 0.3 million customers in southeastern New York and adjacent areas of northern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania and gas service to approximately 0.1 million customers in southeastern New York and adjacent areas of eastern Pennsylvania. Consolidated Edison was founded in 1884 and is based in New York City.


The AES Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of electric power generation and distribution businesses worldwide. It operates in four segments: Contract Generation, Competitive Supply, Large Utilities, and Growth Distribution. The Contract Generation segment supplies wholesale electricity under long-term contracts. The Competitive Supply segment supplies wholesale electricity pursuant to short-term contracts or to spot electricity markets. Competitive Supply segment owns power plants, which sell electricity to wholesale customers. The Large Utility segment owns utilities that maintain a franchise within a defined service area. Growth Distribution segment operates electricity distribution facilities, which offers generation, transmission, distribution, and related services. As of December 31, 2004, the company generated approximately 44 gigawatts of capacity and sold approximately 88,890 gigawatt hours per year. The AES Corporation has a strategic partnership with XL Techgroup, Inc. to identify market needs across the energy sector, with an emphasis on opportunities in the renewable energy field. The company was formed in 1981 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.


Duke Energy Corporation (DEC) engages in the natural gas and electric businesses in America. The company also supplies, delivers, and processes energy. It operates in six divisions: Franchised Electric, Natural Gas Transmission, Field Services, Duke Energy North America (DENA), International Energy, and Crescent Resources (crescent). The Franchised Electric division generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in central and western North Carolina and western South Carolina. The Natural Gas Transmission division provides transportation and storage of natural gas along the U.S. East Coast, the Southeast, and in Canada. It also provides natural gas sales and distribution service to retail customers in Ontario, and natural gas processing services to customers in Western Canada. The Field Services division gathers, compresses, treats, processes, transports, trades and markets, and stores natural gas; and fractionates, transports, trades and markets, and stores natural gas liquids. The DENA division operates and manages power plants, and markets electric power and natural gas in the U.S. and Canada. The International Energy division operates and manages power generation facilities, and sells and markets electric power and natural gas. The Crescent division develops and manages commercial, residential, and multi family real estate projects primarily in the southeastern and southwestern United States. In addition, the company develops, owns, and operates a fiber optic communications network primarily in the Carolinas. It serves wireless, local and long-distance communications companies, Internet service providers and other businesses and organizations through DukeNet Communications, LLC; and provides insurance and reinsurance of various business risks and losses, such as workers compensation, property, business interruption, and general liability of subsidiaries, through Bison Insurance Company Limited. DEC is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.


NiSource, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides natural gas, electricity, and other products and services to customers located within a corridor that runs from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England. It operates in four segments: Gas Distribution Operations, Gas Transmission and Storage Operations, Electric Operations, and Other Operations. The Gas Distribution Operations segment provides natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, and Maryland. It also distributes natural gas to customers in northern Indiana, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. The Gas Transmission and Storage Operations segment owns and operates interstate pipelines and underground natural gas storage systems with a capacity of storing approximately 646 billion cubic feet of natural gas. The Electric Operations segment generates and distributes electricity to northern part of Indiana, as well as engages in wholesale and wheeling transactions. The Other Operations segment offers energy-related services, including gas marketing, power trading, and ventures focused on distributed power generation technologies, including a cogeneration facility, fuel cells, and storage systems. It also engages in real estate and other businesses. The company was founded in 1912. It was formerly known as NIPSCO Industries, Inc. and changed its name to NiSource, Inc. in 1999. NiSource is headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana.