SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
NOTIFICATION OF FOREIGN UTILITY COMPANY STATUS
Filed under section 33(a) of the
Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, as amended
Compania General de Electricidad S. A.
Empresa de Distribucion Electrica de Tucuman S.A.
Empresa Jujena de Energia S.A.
Empresa Jujena de Sistemas Energeticos Dispersos S.A.
Compania Nacional de Fuerza Electrica S.A.
Empresa Electrica de Magallanes S.A.
Empresa Electrica Emec S.A.
Empresa Electrica Transnet S.A.
Energia San Juan S.A.
Sociedad Electrica Pirque S.A.
Sociedad Electrica Santiago S.A.
Gas Sur S.A.
(Name of foreign utility company or companies)
PPL Global, LLC
(Name of filing company, if filed on behalf of
a foreign utility company)
The names of the entities claiming foreign utility company status are
Compania General de Electricidad S.A. ("CGE"), Empresa de Distribucion Electrica
de Tucuman S.A.("EDET"), Empresa Jujena de Energia S.A. ("EJESA"), Empresa
Jujena de Sistemas Energeticos Dispersos S.A. ("EJSED") , Compania Nacional de
Fuerza Electrica S.A. ("CONAFE"), Empresa Electrica de Magallanes
S.A.("EDELMAG"), Empresa Electrica Emec S.A. ("EMEC"), Empresa Electrica
Transnet S.A. ("TRANSNET"), Energia San Juan S.A. ("San Juan"), Sociedad
Electrica Pirque S.A. ("SEP"), Sociedad Electrica Santiago S.A. ("ESSA"), Gasco
S.A. ("GASCO"), Metrogas S.A.("Metrogas"), Gasnor S.A. ("GASNOR"), Gas Sur S.A.
("GAS SUR"), and Transnoa S.A. ("Transnoa", and collectively, the "Companies").
The Companies have the following address: c/o Compania General de Electricidad
S.A., Teatinos 280, Santiago, Chile. Each of the Companies is a sociedad anonima
organized and existing under the laws of Chile (in the case of CGE, CONAFE,
EDELMAG, EMEC, TRANSNET, SEP, ESSA, GASCO, Metrogas, and GAS SUR) or Argentina
(in the case of EDET, EJESA, EJSED, San Juan, GASNOR and Transnoa).
Each of the Companies (other than CGE) is a direct or indirect
subsidiary company of CGE. PPL Global, LLC ("PPLG"), through wholly owned
subsidiaries, will own 7.4% of the voting securities of CGE and 12.15% of
Endiver S.A. Endiver, S.A., in turn, owns 9.13% of CGE. PPLG is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of PPL Corporation, an exempt holding company pursuant to Section
3(a)(1) of the Public Utility Holding Company of 1935, as amended. In addition,
the following will own 5% or more of the voting securities of CGE: Sociedad
Canalistas del Maipo (7.21%). To the knowledge of PPLG, no other entity will
own five percent or more of the voting securities of CGE.
CGE is engaged in the distribution of electricity to approximately
630,000 customers in southern Chile. EDET is engaged in the distribution of
electricity to approximately 303,000 customers in the province of Tucuman in
northwestern Argentina. EJESA is engaged in the distribution of electricity to
approximately 116,000 customers in the province of Jujuy in northern Argentina.
EJSED is engaged in the distribution of electricity to approximately 3,000
customers in the province of Jujuy, Argentina. CONAFE distributes electricity
primarily in the cities of Vina del Mar, Curico, Molina, San Javier, Villa
Alegre and Linares, Chile to approximately 129,000 customers. EDELMAG
distributes electricity to approximately 43,000 customers in the south of Chile.
EMEC distributes electric energy to approximately 185,000 customers in the
provinces of Elqui, Limari, Choapa, Petorca and Valparaiso, in northern Chile.
TRANSNET is engaged in the transmission of electricity in northern Chile.
Energia San Juan is engaged in the distribution of electricity to approximately
143,000 customers in the province of San Juan in western Argentina. SEP
distributes electricity to approximately 2,700 customers in the town of Pirque,
Chile. ESSA owns and operates generating facilities in Santiago, Chile with
capacity of approximately 360 MW.
GASCO distributes natural gas in southern Chile to approximately 41,000
customers. Metrogas distributes natural gas to approximately 200,500 customers
in Santiago, Chile. GASNOR is engaged in the distribution of natural gas to
approximately 300,000 customers in the province of Tucuman in northwestern
Argentina. GAS SUR distributes natural gas to approximately 12,000 customers in
southern Chile. Transnoa is engaged in the transmission of electric energy in
Each of PPL Electric Utilities Corporation and Safe Harbor Water Power
Corp. (collectively, the "PPL Operating Companies") is a domestic public utility
company that is a subsidiary company of PPL Corporation and an associate company
of PPLG. None of the PPL Operating Companies has made an investment in or has
any contractual relationship with any of the Companies, and no such investment
or contractual relationship is contemplated.
A certification of resources and authority has been previously filed
with the Commission by the Pennsylvania Public Service Commission, the state
commission that regulates the retail rates of PPL Electric Utilities
PPL Global, LLC has duly caused this statement to be signed on its
behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
Michael D. Hornstein, Esq.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
3050 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
Attorney for PPL Global, LLC
January 19, 2001