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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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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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