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Virginia Governor Signs Executive Order to Drive Renewable Energy Installations

LCG, September 18, 2019--The Governor of Virginia signed an Executive Order 43 yesterday setting statewide goals for clean energy deployment and expands upon the Commonwealth's commitments to reduce the environmental impact, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and boost the clean energy economy in Virginia.

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Los Angeles Moves A Step Closer to Approving Huge Solar with Battery Storage Installation

LCG, September 12, 2019--The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a plan on September 10 to install a 300-MW/1,200-MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) located at 8minute Solar Energy's (8mSE) Eland Solar and Storage Center.

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Calpine to Provide 3,000 Megawatts to Shell Energy

LCG, July 19, 2001Calpine Corp. and Shell Energy Service Co. said yesterday they had arranged a deal under which Calpine will sell up to 3,000 megawatts of Texas power to the oil company subsidiary.

Shell Energy will market the power in the Texas retail market, which is to begin opening up to competition beginning July 31 when 5 percent of the state's retail electric customers are given the opportunity to select alternative energy providers.

The companies declined to disclose financial details of the five-year deal which is scheduled to begin next January 1.

Calpine, which already has 2,700 megawatts of installed generation in Texas, will add another 935 megawatts at two plants scheduled to begin commercial operations by the end of this year, a company spokeswoman said.

Calpine, which has been active in the Texas generation market, said the Shell deal means it has sold 85 percent of the power it can produce in the Lone Star State.

The Texas customer choice program was originally scheduled to begin on June 1, but computer problems at the state's independent system operator delayed the start. The Texas retail power market is slated to be fully open by January 1 of next year.

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