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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Industry News

TXU Unit to Buy West Texas Wind Power

LCG, Sept. 13, 2000--TXU Electric & Gas Co. said yesterday it would purchase 31.5 megawatts of renewable energy from a soon-to-be-built wind farm in West Texas.

The agreement to buy wind-generated power will satisfy part of TXU's obligation under Texas electric restructuring law to dedicate a portion of its generation portfolio to power produced from so-called "renewable" sources.

The Indian Mesa Wind Farm being developed in Pecos County by National Wind Power of England and Orion Energy of the U.S. will produce 82.5 megawatts of electric power when the wind is blowing just right and all the turbines are working.

Each of the 125 Vesta turbines will sit atop a 165-foot high tower and have a windmill that is 150 feet in diameter. Construction was due to begin this month with power deliver scheduled for next spring.

Steve Philley, TXU electric Energy Supply vice president, said "TXU Electric & Gas is pleased to add the Indian Mesa Wind Farm to our growing renewable energy portfolio. This project further demonstrates our commitment as a renewable energy leader."

Cost of the power, subsidies required to make the cost competitive, projected percentage of potential capacity and acreage required for 125 turbines were not disclosed. No mention was made of additional transmission facilities needed to hook the wind farm to the Texas grid.

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