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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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Niagara Mohawk to Cut Power Delivery Charges

LCG, Aug. 17,2000--Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. said yesterday that the New York State Public Service Commission had approved its plan to lower electricity delivery prices for most of its customers beginning next month.

Residential and small commercial customers will see average electricity delivery price reductions of about 1.5 percent when compared to last September. The reduction would be on top of an average 1.7 percent delivery price cut over the last two years.

The companys largest industrial customers will see their delivery prices reduced by about 1.9percent when compared to a year ago.

William E. Davis, Niagara Mohawk's chairman and chief executive, said "These savings and New York state's important energy tax reductions will play a significant role in our efforts to promote economicdevelopment and competition across our service territory."

Total savings the three-year plan will come to about $600 million, including gross receipts tax reductions and discounts currently offered to Niagara Mohawk's largest customers under the company's flexible pricing programs, the company said.

Davis said the new pricing structure will allow customers to make more meaningful comparisons between Niagara Mohawks prices and those of other service providers.

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