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Texas Solar Project Sold to CIP

LCG, July 31, 2020—An affiliate of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners has completed purchase of a 350 MW solar photovoltaic project near the Houston metro area from Solar Plus Development Inc. and Avondale Solar.

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PG&E and Tesla Commence Construction on the Moss Landing Battery Energy Storage System

LCG, July 30, 2020--PG&E and Tesla have commenced construction of the 182.5-MW lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS) at PG&E's electric substation in Moss Landing in Monterey County, California.

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480 Megawatt Peaker Planned for Chicago Area

LCG, Feb. 2, 2001--Mirant Corp., the former Southern Energy, said today it will build a 480 megawatt natural gas-fueled power plant in Rockdale, Ill., southwest of Chicago. The six-turbine peaking facility would begin commercial operation in 2003 or 2004, the company said.

"The Rockdale location is ideal because of its proximity to major power lines and a natural gassupply and the high demand for electricity from Chicago and surrounding cities," Richard Pershing, Mirant America's chief executive, said in the statement.

Mirant said the Rockdale plant is part of its effort to have 30,000 megawatts of generatingcapacity in the United States by 2004. The company said it currently has about 12,500 megawatts in the U.S., with another 7,000 megawatts under advanced development.

Despite the name change, Mirant is still 80 percent owned by The Southern Co.

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