AEP Will Proceed with North Central Wind Projects Despite Texas Commission Denying Approval

LCG, July 8, 2020--American Electric Power (AEP) announced last Thursday that, following the PUC of Texas not approving AEP subsidiary Southwestern Electric Power Co.'s (SWEPCO) plan to add 309 MW of wind energy to serve Texas customers, AEP will proceed to acquire the entire planned 1,485 MW of North Central wind projects.

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JEA Board Approves Transaction with FPL to Close 848-MW Coal Unit in Georgia

LCG, June 30, 2020--The JEA Board of Directors in a special meeting last Friday unanimously approved a transaction that will result in closing an 848-MW unit at Plant Scherer and entering into a 20-year purchase power agreement (PPA) with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL).

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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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