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Virginia Governor Signs Executive Order to Drive Renewable Energy Installations

LCG, September 18, 2019--The Governor of Virginia signed an Executive Order 43 yesterday setting statewide goals for clean energy deployment and expands upon the Commonwealth's commitments to reduce the environmental impact, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and boost the clean energy economy in Virginia.

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Los Angeles Moves A Step Closer to Approving Huge Solar with Battery Storage Installation

LCG, September 12, 2019--The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a plan on September 10 to install a 300-MW/1,200-MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) located at 8minute Solar Energy's (8mSE) Eland Solar and Storage Center.

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Orion Power to Boost Output at NYC Plant

LCG, Sept. 5, 2000Orion Power Holdings said on Friday it had filed preliminary paperwork with New York regulators for plans to repower the Astoria Generating Station it purchased from Consolidated Edison Co. of New York.

An Orion subsidiary, Astoria Generating Co., would replace four large (and old) boilers with natural gas-fired turbines. If approved, the work will increase Astoria's output by 750 megawatts.

"Upon completion of the repowering project, the Astoria Generating Station, which currently is capable of producing 1,090 megawatts of electric power, will produce approximately 1,840 megawatts," said Liam Baker, Orion manager of asset development. "Moreover, air emissions and East River water usage will be substantially reduced from current levels."

Orion said it expects the conversion to require an investment of about $750 million. If approved, the changeover would be done in two phases, coming on-line in mid-2004 and late 2005.

Orion Power Holdings is a subsidiary of Constellation Energy Group Inc. and sister company to Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.

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