Offshore Wind Projects Receive Boost from Massachusetts and Biden Administration

LCG, March 31, 2021--The Governor of Massachusetts signed legislation last Friday that authorizes the state to direct utilities to purchase an additional 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy by 2027.

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NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada Transmission Project Approved by PUCN

LCG, March 25, 2021--The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) on Monday approved proceeding with NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada transmission and renewable energy initiative. NV Energy's planned investment in Greenlink is over $2.5 billion.

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Industry News

NRG Buys, Will Expand, Delaware Cogen Plant

LCG, Aug. 28, 2000--NRG Energy Inc. said on Friday that its NRG Thermal Corp. subsidiary has purchased a cogeneration facility located in Dover, Del., from Statoil Energy Inc. and has changed the facilitys name to NRG Energy Center Dover.

NRG also said it would expand the 18 megawatt power output of the coal-fired plant by adding 88 megawatts of peaking power in the form of natural gas-fueled gas turbines operating in simple cycle. That power will be sold during periods of high demand into the regional wholesale market.

Heretofore, the Energy Center has produced 190,000 pounds of steam per hour as well as electricity for a Dover manufacturer.

"We are pleased to help our current steam customer remain a strong manufacturing plant in a highly competitive market," said Michael R. Carroll, president of NRG Thermal.

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