New York Poised to Close Last Coal-fire Power Plant

LCG, December 4, 2019--The last operating coal-fired power plant in New York is moving toward closure shortly. Last month, Somerset Operating Company, a subsidiary of Riesling Power LLC, submitted a request to the New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) to waive the state's required, 180-day notice to close the Somerset Station, allowing the facility to be retired on February 15, 2020. Closure is contingent on approvals by both NYSPSC and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), which will evaluate if it will cause an adverse effect on grid reliability.

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Construction Commences on Enel’s Aurora Wind Farm in North Dakota

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), the US renewable energy company of the Enel Group, has started construction of the 299-MW Aurora Wind Farm in North Dakota.

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Industry News

PG&E Unit Buys 16,000 Megawatts of Turbines

LCG, Sept. 12, 2000The National Energy Group unit of PG&E Corp. said yesterday it had signed contracts with manufacturers for 50 turbines representing about 16,000 megawatts of electric generation.

The PG&E unit will buy 23 turbines from GE Power Systems, 21 from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and six from Siemens Westinghouse. The company said the turbines would be used around the U.S. in new power plant projects. Delivery of the turbines is scheduled through 2004.

"These purchase agreements indicate our dedication to our overall growth strategy," said ThomasG. Boren president and chief executive officer of PG&E National Energy Group. "With a substantialturbine procurement program, our commitments to satisfying regional energy needs and meeting ourdevelopment goals are well underway."

Boren said the company was "greatly diversifying" its presence around the U.S. "As we strengthen our foothold nationally with projects to meet critical market needs, we achieve a three-way win: value for our shareholders, confidence for our customers, and reliability for consumers," he said.

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