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Offshore Wind Projects Receive Boost from Massachusetts and Biden Administration

LCG, March 31, 2021--The Governor of Massachusetts signed legislation last Friday that authorizes the state to direct utilities to purchase an additional 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy by 2027.

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NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada Transmission Project Approved by PUCN

LCG, March 25, 2021--The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) on Monday approved proceeding with NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada transmission and renewable energy initiative. NV Energy's planned investment in Greenlink is over $2.5 billion.

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117 Megawatts Goes On-line at New Illinois Plant

LCG, Aug. 4, 2000--The Mid-American Interconnected Network has 117 megawatts more electricity in its inventory for the hot and sultry dog days of summer, thanks to a second unit of Ameren Energy Inc.s new Gibson City, Ill., which has been connected to MAINs grid.

MAIN is one of 10 regional councils of the North American Electric Reliability Council, an industry group that oversees standards and operating protocols on the nations electrical transmission network. MAINs territory includes all of Illinois and parts of Wisconsin, Missouri, and Michigan.

The first unit of the Gibson City went on line June 30. According to Ameren officials, the entire plant was completed on schedule, from ground breaking to generation.

MAIN has another 4,096 megawatts of new generation scheduled to come on line by the summer of next year, including two 640 megawatt Duke Energy Corp. plants in Illinois. In addition, Reliant Energy Inc. began construction in mid-June on an 870 megawatt plant in Aurora, Ill.

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