New York Poised to Close Last Coal-fire Power Plant

LCG, December 4, 2019--The last operating coal-fired power plant in New York is moving toward closure shortly. Last month, Somerset Operating Company, a subsidiary of Riesling Power LLC, submitted a request to the New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) to waive the state's required, 180-day notice to close the Somerset Station, allowing the facility to be retired on February 15, 2020. Closure is contingent on approvals by both NYSPSC and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), which will evaluate if it will cause an adverse effect on grid reliability.

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Construction Commences on Enel’s Aurora Wind Farm in North Dakota

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), the US renewable energy company of the Enel Group, has started construction of the 299-MW Aurora Wind Farm in North Dakota.

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Industry News

Entergy Agrees to Hookup for Huge Panda Powerhouse

LCG, Aug. 9, 2000--Panda Energy International said on Tuesday that its Union Power Partners affiliate, developer of a 2,720 megawatt power plant in El Dorado, Ark., had signed an agreement with Entergy Arkansas Inc. for hooking the huge merchant facility up to the grid.

Panda said the agreement is "another major milestone" in the successful development of what will be the largest 100 percent merchant power plant ever built in the United States.

As part of its agreement, Panda will contribute several million dollars worth of new transmissionsystem equipment to Entergy to allow its bulk system to accommodate a facility of El Dorado's sizeand scope.

Garry Hubbard, Pandas senior vice president for merchant plant development, said the agreementallows the facility to interconnect with Entergy's bulk transmission system which will enable sales ofelectricity and ancillary services to wholesale power customers.

Site preparation for the big power plant is complete, Panda said, and construction will begin this fall. First phase operations are scheduled to begin in the spring of 2002.

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