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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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Bonneville Puts $5,000 Price on Insulator Shooter’s Head

LCG, Aug. 29, 2000--The Bonneville Power Administration has boosted the amount of the reward on its wanted poster for the gunman who has been shooting out insulators on its 230 kilovolt transmission line near Shelton, Wash.

Information leading to the arrest and conviction of the miscreant will earn $5,000. Bonnevilles patience is growing short, as one or more trigger-happy rifle-toters have shot out insulators on the same line three times in one month. So far, the company estimates the damage will cost about $10,000 to repair.

"This is a serious situation due to the high voltages carried by this line and the number of peopleusing the area for recreation," said Jeff Millennor, Bonneville security specialist. "Electricity traveling in the ground from a downed line can electrocute people as far away as 100 feet or more."

Bonneville has a crime witness program that protects the identity of informants, but if we knew who was doing it we would stand on the courthouse steps and tell the world. That person is (or those people are) giving honest folks who own shooting irons a bad name.

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