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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Industry News


Paul J. Allen will join Constellation Energy Group on April 5 as a vice president. Upon separation of the holding company into two, publicly traded corporations later this year, he willbecome vice president for corporate affairs for the new merchant energy company. In his current position as a senior vice president of Ogilvy Public Relations in Washington, D.C., Allen has worked with Constellation and its regulated subsidiary Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.

Joyce Bloom has been named senior vice president of human resources by KeySpan Services, an unregulated unit of natural gas distributor KeySpan Corp. Before joining KeySpan, she was vice president for human resources with the Leviton Manufacturing Co., an electrical devices and electronic equipment manufacturer.

C.B. Harreld has been named chief financial officer and controller of Southern Company Generation and Energy Marketing, the generation and energy sales and trading unit of The Southern Co. He will also occupy those positions with Southern Power Company, a new subsidiary which will own, manage and finance the company's competitive generation assets. Harreld most recently was chief financial officer of Southern Energy's Europe Group in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Claude Hayes has been named senior vice president of KeySpan Services, an unregulated unit of natural gas distributor KeySpan Corp., and president of the subsidiary's Home Energy Services division. He most recently was senior vice president of the Superior Fireplace Co. of Fullerton,Calif., the nation's largest and oldest manufacturer of gas fireplaces and heaters.

Gene Hodges has announced he will retire from Georgia Power Co. as executive vice president for customer operations, effective June 1. He began his career with Georgia Power in 1963 as a student accountant in Valdosta.

Tim Hoeg has been assigned by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as senior resident inspector at Entergy Corp.'s Grand Gulf nuclear power plant near Port Gibson, Miss. After service in the U.S. nuclear Navy aboard the submarine USS Sam Houston, Hoeg was a nuclear systems manager at Public Service Electric & Gas Co.'s Salem nuclear plant before joining the NRC in 1997.

Paul D. Jacob has been appointed president of Edison Mission Marketing & Trading, succeeding Mark Maisto, who resigned in order to pursue other interests. Jacob was previously vice president for energy marketing and trading.

William F. Kane has been named deputy executive director for reactor programs by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He has most recently been director of the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, in which position he also served as director of the Spent Fuel Project Office from 1997 to 1999.

David Pope has been named president of Dynegy Canada, a Calgary-based subsidiary of Dynegy Inc. Before joining Dynegy, Pope was a vice president of Enron Corp., most recently assigned to Europe.

Michael Walker has been named senior vice president and general counsel of KeySpan Services, an unregulated unit of natural gas distributor KeySpan Corp. Since 1995, he has served as chairman of the energy sector services group and as a member of the corporate finance and technology groups of Buchanan Ingersoll.

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