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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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Philly Gas Works asks for $64 Million Rate Cut

LCG, May 4, 2001--The Philadelphia Gas Works, the big municipal natural gas utility in the City of Brotherly Love, said yesterday it has filed a request with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to lower gas cost rate. The reduction could result in nearly $64 million in savings for its more than 500,000 customers in the city.

The gas cost rate is a separate charge on Philly Gas Works' customers' bills that reflects the blended cost of natural gas that the utility pays to its suppliers. That cost is passed on to customers without any profit added to it, the gas works said.

The utility is proposing to lower the gas cost rate from $6.6959 to $5.5959 per one thousand cubic feet on September 1.

"This should result in an annual savings of about $110, more than seven percent, for the typical Philadelphia Gas Works residential home heating customer," said Thomas Knudsen, interim chief financial officer.

"This is great news for our customers," he continued. "It indicates that the supply of natural gas isimproving following a tough winter. Additionally, Philadelphia Gas Works is saving by buying and storing reserves at lower market prices and passing those savings on to our loyal customers."

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