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Offshore Wind Projects Receive Boost from Massachusetts and Biden Administration

LCG, March 31, 2021--The Governor of Massachusetts signed legislation last Friday that authorizes the state to direct utilities to purchase an additional 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy by 2027.

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NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada Transmission Project Approved by PUCN

LCG, March 25, 2021--The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) on Monday approved proceeding with NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada transmission and renewable energy initiative. NV Energy's planned investment in Greenlink is over $2.5 billion.

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PG&E Plans 1,000 Megawatt Las Vegas Project

LCG, Oct. 2, 2000PG&E Corp.'s National Energy Group will develop a 1,000 megawatt merchant power plant on a 160-acre site 45 miles northeast of Las Vegas, the company said Friday.

PG&E said that while the new facility will primarily serve the rapidly growing Nevada market, it will also play a significant role in maintaining reliability on the western U.S. power grid because of its location near major transmission corridors.

The PG&E National Energy Group hopes to begin construction on the Meadow Valley Generating Project in about a year and have the plant up and running in early 2004. Output will be sold into the regional wholesale power market.

"Southern Nevada has one of the most rapidly growing economies in the country," said Thomas B.King, western regional president and chief operating officer of the National Energy Group. "Because of its location near Las Vegas, the Meadow Valley project will be ideally positioned to efficiently serve that demand growth."

The National Energy Group said it has begun the process of securing all of the necessary federal, state and local permits for the projects. The proposed power plant site is a parcel of U.S. Bureau of Land Management land slated for disposal through a land exchange facilitated by the Clark County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan and The Nature Conservancy.

The exchange, when completed, would provide for the protection of 1,600 acres of sensitive riparian lands along the Muddy River in Clark County and the Meadow Valley Wash in Lincoln County.

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