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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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Cinergy Buys 52 Mini-turbines from Capstone

LCG, Aug. 21, 2000--Cinergy Corp. of Cincinnati has ordered 52 microturbines from Capstone Turbine Corp. as part of its agreement as one of Capstones major U.S. distributors, the turbine manufacturer said this morning in a press release.

"Cinergy has shown great leadership in forward-thinking, global approaches to power generationand delivery," said Dr. Ake Almgren, Capstone president and chief executive. "Their management has made it clear that they perceive the Capstone Microturbine to be the best value today for reliable, low-emission onsite power generation and, frankly, we agree."

James E. Rogers, Cinergys chief executive, said "The Capstone Microturbine is a major development in ultra-low-emission, ultra-low-maintenance power generation. These systems are about the size of a large refrigerator and are intended to have virtually the same set-it-and-forget operation profile.

"Our short-term plans are to deploy these systems using crafted energy solution programs forcustomers that have an immediate need for small capacity additions, high power quality and highreliability. We expect, in time, distributed resources like the Capstone Microturbine will reduce peak-demand strain on the electric grid."

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