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Berkshire Hathaway May Have Another Energy Acquisition on the Horizon

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Hot on the heels of Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s acquisition of Dominion Energy’s 50 percent stake in the Cove Point LNG facility in Maryland, the company may have another acquisition opportunity on the horizon.

On Thursday, July 27, American Electric Power’s president & CEO Julie Sloat said during an earnings conference call that the utility company would be divesting its non-regulated assets.

“When people buy AEP shares or invest in our bonds, they’re not necessarily looking to buy something that is not a traditional regulated utility type of business,” Sloat noted.

The company has a minority stake in Prairie Wind Transmission, which is co-owned with Berkshire Hathaway Energy and Evergy. As of June 30, AEP’s stake was valued at $19 million.

Berkshire Hathaway Energy, which owns 25 percent of Prairie Wind Transmission, and Evergy, which owns 50 percent, are the likely suitors, and the only question is which company will end up with AEP’s stake.

In addition to Prairie Wind Transmission, AEP will be divesting its ownership in Pioneer Transmission, which it co-owns with Duke Energy, and its stake in Transource Energy, its majority-owned joint venture with Evergy.

© 2023 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell a stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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