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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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GE to Service Southern Co. Plants in $575 Million Deal

LCG, Sept. 29, 2000The GE Power Systems unit of General Electric Co. said yesterday it has received multi-year contracts from The Southern Co. covering service of combined-cycle power plants being built by the Atlanta-based utility in the southeastern United States. GE said the total value of the contracts was $575 million.

The long-term service agreements support turbine generators, steam turbines, control systems and auxiliary equipment, GE said.

GE said the combined-cycle systems will be located at the Wansley Power Station in Roopville, Ga., the Goat Rock Power Station in Smith, Ala., and at several other sites yet to be announced. The plants are scheduled for commercial operation over the years 2001 to 2004.

The contracts are in addition to $450 million worth of service agreements covering other Southern Co. plants. Those contracts, signed in 1998 and 1999, provide support to five power plants.

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