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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Generators Say Refund Hearings a 'Show Trial'

LCG, Sept. 5, 2001--Federal hearings into possible refunds owed to Pacific Northwest utilities by independent power producers were branded yesterday as a "show trial" by generators, who denied they had overcharges for electricity sales to utilities in the region.

Puget Sound Energy Co., the cities of Seattle and Tacoma, and many other municipal utilities have banded together to demand about $1.5 billion in refunds from power purchases made earlier this year as a long drought severely cut available hydroelectric power in a region dependent on its rivers for plentiful electricity.

Carmen Cintron, an administrative law judge for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, this week began several days of hearings on the possible refunds. The case is separate from a similar one in which California is demanding $8.9 billion in refunds.

Dan Waitkiss, a lawyer representing the power producers, said "We overcharged no one." His clients include Enron Corp., Arizona Public Service Co. and Idacorp Inc, parent holding company for Idaho Power Co., among others.

Waitkiss complained that his clients were not given sufficient time to prepare for the hearings. "This is really being reduced to a show trial," he said.

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