Enron Corp., which helped push California's controversialpower-deregulation bill through the Legislature five years ago andnow is one of the state's largest energy providers, filed forChapter 11 on Sunday. The Houston-based firm listed $50 billion inassets and $31 billion in liabilities, making Enron's filing thelargest in history.

Enron's bankruptcy filing did not include billions of dollarsmore in debts from several different partnerships, many of whichhave soured. Until now, the largest bankruptcy in history wasTexaco Inc., which claimed $36 billion in assets when it filed in1987.

In California, Enron provides enough energy to power as many as1 million commercial and residential properties a day. It alsoworks as a broker, or middleman, to secure additional power forsome utilities in the state.

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