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ERCOT 2019 Summer Quarter Outlook

LCG, May 29, 2019-- LCG released a new summer (June – September 2019) report that looks at how the ERCOT grid copes with strained network conditions. Resource adequacy analysis for the region is especially important during extreme summer loading conditions. This summer the network is under particular scrutiny as the reserves have tightened because of recent retirements.

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South Field Energy Breaks Ground for 1,182-MW Power Plant

LCG, May 16, 2019--South Field Energy LLC announced yesterday its groundbreaking for an 1,182-MW, combined-cycle electric generating facility in Columbiana County, Ohio. The natural gas-fired facility is scheduled to commence operations in mid-2021 and represents a $1.3 billion investment.

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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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