Entergy completes US$346M, 583-MW purchase of Rhode Island power plant from NextEra

NEW ORLEANS , December 21, 2011 () – Power provider Entergy Corp. says it has completed the $346 million purchase of a Rhode Island generating plant from NextEra Energy Inc.

The Rhode Island State Energy Center is located in Johnston, R.I. The natural gas-fired plant with 583 megawatts of generation entered service in 2002.

The plant will be operated by Entergy Wholesale Commodities, which sells electricity on the wholesale market.

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