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

Reliant Plans 520 Megawatt Pennsylvania Coal-burner

LCG, March 20, 2001Reliant Energy Inc.'s Wholesale Group said yesterday it plans to build a 520 megawatt "clean coal" power plant in Seward County, Pennsylvania. The facility would be built adjacent to the company's existing 120 megawatt Seward coal-burner, which will be retired when the new facility begins commercial operation.

A spokesman for Reliant said the new plant could begin operations as early as 2004 if state and federal permitting processes go smoothly.

The plant will be financed be sale of some $400 million in tax-exempt bonds issued by the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority, a company statement said. The debt will be serviced from project revenues.

Using clean coal technology, the new plant will burn waste coal as its primary fuel. The announcement of the coal-fired plant comes at a time when soaring prices for natural gas are tarnishing that fuel's image as the fuel of choice for new power plants.

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