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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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‘Green’ Power Firm Offers 8-cent Electricity

LCG, Aug. 16, 2000--A 16-month-old all-renewable generation firm called Tenderland Power Co. said yesterday it was offering a 8 cents per kilowatt-hour flat retail rate for electric generation to customers of San Diego Gas & Electric Co.

Thats more than SDG&E customers are used to paying, but since May they have been hit with charges ranging from 13 cents to 18 cents per kilowatt-hour.

Tenderland says that because of anticipated commissioning of renewable generation projects capable of generating enough power for approximately 60,000 residential and commercial customers, Tenderland is able to guarantee the eight cent flat electric generation rate for one year, beginning October 1. The flat rate plan will remain for five years with the rate set in advance for each year of the plan, the company said.

By October 1, summer will be over in most of California, and wholesale prices on the California Power Exchange, where SDG&E must buy the electricity it delivers to its customers, will likely have returned to normal.

Tenderland sees the current power price crisis in southernmost California as an opportunity, and has adopted the role of savior. "With the anticipation of our new generation sources coming on line, we are compelled to actively offer an alternative solution to the energy problems facing San Diegans," explained Ken Keddington, chief financial officer for Tenderland Power. "Additional renewable generation is the answer to the supply and demand problem facing San Diego residents and businesses as well as the remainder of the state's population."

Tenderland said the offer is limited to the first 60,000 new residential and commercial customers who sign up, and a waiting list will be enacted for new customers in excess of this number pendingthe companys securing additional renewable generation resources.

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