GOODYEAR, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has completed its business review of the proposed joint procurement activities that the STARS Alliance plans to undertake on behalf of its members. The Antitrust Division of the DOJ review concluded that it has no present enforcement intentions, allowing STARS to initiate joint procurement activities as described in the STARS application.
“We believe that the joint procurement activities will play a significant role in enhancing the operations of the STARS Alliance, while also benefitting our customers by reducing costs.”
“We are pleased with the outcome of the DOJ review, and look forward to engaging with suppliers to strengthen their relationship with the STARS Alliance,” said STARS Alliance President Jim Becker. “We believe that the joint procurement activities will play a significant role in enhancing the operations of the STARS Alliance, while also benefitting our customers by reducing costs.”
After more than a year of transition and development, the STARS Alliance received formal approval from the DOJ on July 3, 2012, to establish a separate legal and organizational entity. The STARS Alliance includes seven nuclear generating facilities comprising 13 units across five western states. The STARS Alliance represents approximately 16,000 megawatts of generating capacity.
The DOJ clearance allowing joint procurement activities presents a unique opportunity for suppliers to provide goods and services to the STARS Alliance at a competitive advantage.
“This is a significant step forward for the STARS Alliance,” said Frank Mallen, STARS Business Operations Manager. “We are excited about the opportunity to leverage the synergies and strengths of our seven member stations with a focus on improving overall safety and performance, while also benefitting our customers with lower costs.”
The STARS Alliance includes Callaway in Missouri, Comanche Peak in Texas, Diablo Canyon in California, Palo Verde in Arizona, San Onofre in California, South Texas Project, and Wolf Creek in Kansas.
The STARS Alliance is headquartered in Goodyear, Arizona. For more information, visit the STARS Alliance at http://www.starsalliance.com.