Unregulated power companies doing business in California are reporting ever-increasing financial stability. While they are looking to close power plants that use one-through cooling water, per a state\u2019s directive, at the same time they see opportunity to replace that generation as well as the 2,100 MW from the shut-down San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Highlights of unregulated company earnings for the first quarter 2014 include: AltaGas\u2014The Canadian company with interests in California reported $39.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014, compared to $49.0 million for the same period 2013. The company plans to expand its 579 MW gas-fired Blythe facility with the potential of selling more electricity to both Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric. Calpine\u2014With geothermal and fossil plants in the state, this company posted net income of $55 million for the quarter. Last year it was a loss of $70 million for the quarter. While California geothermal at the Geysers facility is steady, the company is looking to other parts of the nation for expansion. Executives noted the \u201cheavy renewable environment\u201d in California, but did not mention plans to take advantage of the policies. Dynegy\u2014The company reported a loss for the quarter of $41 million compared to a loss last year at this time of $142 million. Its 650 MW Morro Bay plant was officially closed in February. Moss Landing units 6 and 7 at 750 MW each are on short-term power purchase contracts with Southern California Edison. First Solar\u2014The company posted $112 million in net income for the first quarter 2014. For 2013 at the same time, income was $59 million. The worldwide company with a San Francisco office has utility-scale photovoltaic installations. NextEra Energy Resources\u2014A division of NextEra that\u2019s California\u2019s major wind developer reported year-end profits at $86 million for the quarter. In 2013 at this time it was a loss of $40 million. Its 250 MW Genesis project in Riverside County and 550 MW also in Riverside County are \u201con track\u201d for going online this year, according to the company. NRG\u2014The company reported a net loss of $67 million for the quarter compared to last year at this time\u2019s loss of $331 million. This was after NRG acquired Edison Mission Energy April 1 out of bankruptcy for $2.6 billion. NRG started up the El Segundo 550 MW re-powered gas-fired plant in late 2013, which it credits for positive cash flow. It, along with Google and BrightSource Energy, opened the 392 MW Ivanpah thermal solar facility Feb. 13. The $2.3 billion project received a $1.6 billion loan guarantee from the Department of Energy and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz spoke at the ceremony. Ivanpah has been controversial because of its large size and environmental impacts, but some environmentalists see it as a big step forward for large-scale solar\u2014in this instance, with storage potential. Output from Ivanpah units 1 and 3 is being sold to Pacific Gas & Electric under two long-term power purchase agreements. The electricity from unit 2 is being sold to Southern California Edison. SunEdison\u2014With offices in San Clemente, Sacramento, Belmont, and Ontario, this company has both large- and small-scale photovoltaic projects and a semiconductor business. It reported a $64.2 million quarterly loss. In 2013 for the first quarter, the loss was $35.5 million. SunPower Corp.\u2014 This San Jose-based photovoltaic company posted $65 million in income, way up from a loss of $54.6 million this quarter last year. It focuses on distributed rooftop solar with 30 MW in the U.S and 7.5 gigawatts worldwide, according to the corporation. Google is a tax equity investor. Editor\u2019s note: Current attempts to present financial information on an apples-to-apples level, but not all corporations report on the same basis.