Texas Solar Project Sold to CIP

LCG, July 31, 2020—An affiliate of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners has completed purchase of a 350 MW solar photovoltaic project near the Houston metro area from Solar Plus Development Inc. and Avondale Solar.

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PG&E and Tesla Commence Construction on the Moss Landing Battery Energy Storage System

LCG, July 30, 2020--PG&E and Tesla have commenced construction of the 182.5-MW lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS) at PG&E's electric substation in Moss Landing in Monterey County, California.

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Industry News

'Loose Parts' Force Palisades Shutdown

LCG, Sept. 6, 2000The 740 megawatt Palisades nuclear power plant belonging to Consumers Energy Co. was shut down yesterday evening after workers performing x-ray inspections discovered "loose parts" that could affect emergency core cooling operability.

In an event report filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, plant operators said it was conducting radiography examinations at 6:00 p.m. and discovered that the internal parts of a check valve were not in place. The valve is a check valve in one of the reactor's emergency core coolant systems.

A second x-ray of the valve determined that all of the parts were inside the valve somewhere, but not where they should be. At 7:01 p.m., operators began to shut down the plant because the loose parts could adversely affect the operability of other components of the emergency core cooling system.

The plant this morning was in "hot shutdown" mode, meaning it can be easily restarted once the loose parts are nailed down.

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