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ERCOT 2019 Summer Quarter Outlook

LCG, May 29, 2019-- LCG released a new summer (June – September 2019) report that looks at how the ERCOT grid copes with strained network conditions. Resource adequacy analysis for the region is especially important during extreme summer loading conditions. This summer the network is under particular scrutiny as the reserves have tightened because of recent retirements.

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South Field Energy Breaks Ground for 1,182-MW Power Plant

LCG, May 16, 2019--South Field Energy LLC announced yesterday its groundbreaking for an 1,182-MW, combined-cycle electric generating facility in Columbiana County, Ohio. The natural gas-fired facility is scheduled to commence operations in mid-2021 and represents a $1.3 billion investment.

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KCP&L Unit Plans Missouri Plant of up to 900 Megawatts

LCG, July 12, 2001Great Plains Power inc., a subsidiary of Kansas City Power & Light Co., said yesterday it plans to build a new coal-fired power plant near Weston, Mo., a few miles up the Missouri River from Kansas City.

Output of the new facility will be between 500 and 900 megawatts, the company said.

Steve Easley, Great Plains' chief executive, said "We are focused on designing, permitting and constructing a facility that is environmentally sound, cost effective, highly reliable and an appropriate investment for our shareholders."

Great Plains said it has selected Burns & McDonnell, a 104-year-old Kansas City-based engineering, architectural, construction and environmental services firm, to assist in the development and design of Weston Bend I.

"With the addition of Burns & McDonnell to the alliance with Babcock & Wilcox, Great Plains Power has reunited the same team that rebuilt Hawthorn No. 5, a 550-megawatts, coal-fired plant constructed in 22 months rather than the industry norm of 36 months," the company said in a statement.

Early in the morning on Feb. 17, 1999, Unit 5 of KCP&L's Hawthorn plant exploded. The blast awoke people 20 miles distant, shot flames 200 feet into the black sky and knocked nearby workers to the ground. There were no injuries.

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