California PUC Targets Doubling Renewable Energy by 2030

LCG, March 27, 2020--The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) yesterday unanimously approved a new emissions target for its electric sector that would double California's clean energy capacity through 2030 and effectively block new natural gas-fired electric generating facilities.

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Tennessee Valley Authority Issues RFP for 200 MW of Renewables

LCG, March 19, 2020--The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) issued a request for proposals (RFP) on March 13 to develop up to 200 MW of stand-alone renewable energy resources or renewable energy resources configured with battery energy storage systems (BESS). Solar resources must be tracking, and the projects must be commercially operational and providing power by September 29, 2023 or earlier.

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Industry News

FERC Okays Illinois Gas Pipeline Project

LCG, July 18, 2001Kidder Morgan Inc. unit Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America and Nicor Inc. jointly announced yesterday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved their $79 million Horizon natural gas pipeline project in northern Illinois.

The Horizon Pipeline Co. will build 27 miles of 36-inch diameter pipe and lease 46 miles of existing pipeline from NGPL. The new facilities and leased capacity will allow Horizon to transport 380 million cubic feet of natural gas per day from near Joliet into McHenry County, connecting the emerging supply hub at Joliet with the northern part of the Nicor Gas distribution system and an existing NGPL pipeline.

Kinder Morgan chief executive Richard D. Kinder said "The project serves as a response to the great need for additional natural gas in the growing northern Illinois market, including supplies for proposed new electric power generation projects."

Thomas L. Fisher, chief executive of Nicor, said Horizon would use existing right of way, which will "reduce the environmental impact and landowner concerns about construction."

The companies said land acquisition is currently underway and construction on the pipeline is expected to begin in the fall of 2001, with completion projected in 2002.

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