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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Thomas Ashburn, a 33-year veteran of Hewlett-Packard Co., has been elected a director of Montana Power Co. Ashburn recently retired as vice president of H-P and general manager of H-P Services, a 28,000-employee unit that provides consulting, outsourcing,education and support to H-P customers.

Charles Attal III has been elected to the newly created position of vice president anddeputy general counsel by Teco Energy Inc.

Robert D. Kelly has been appointed president of Calpine Finance Co., responsible for the management of corporate and project financing activities for Calpine Corp.. He also serves as senior vice president of the parent company.

Thomas Knudsen, who for the past sixteen months has been interim chief financial officer of Philadelphia Gas Works, has been selected to be interim chief executive and president following the resignation from that post of Kumar Kishinchand, who will return to the Philadelphia Water Department as commissioner.

Jerry Langdon will join El Paso Corp. as president of its El Paso Gas Texas Pipeline L.P. subsidiary. Currently a member of the Intrastate Oil and Gas Compact Commission representing the State of Texas, he served two terms as a commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from 1988 to 1993.

Carolyn W. Marsh has been named senior vice president for corporate acquisitions by Calpine Corp. She recently led Calpine's transaction team in acquiring Calgary-based Encal Energy, a leading Canadian natural gas and petroleum exploration and development company.

Sheila McDevitt, formerly vice president and general counsel of Teco Energy Inc., has been named senior vice president, general counsel and chief legal officer.

Eric N. Pryor has been promoted to senior vice president for finance by Calpine Corp.. He will manage the financial structuring component of the company's project finance group and oversee Calpine's corporate tax function.

Dennis Schiffel, a former Atlantic Richfield Co. official, has been named as chief financial officer of Sierra Pacific Resources Corp. replacing Mark Ruelle, who was recently named president of the holding company's southern Nevada utility, Nevada Power Co.

David Schwartz, formerly chief counsel and corporate secretary of Teco Energy Inc., has been elected vice president, assistant general counsel and corporate secretary.

Richard A. Skau has been named assistant vice president for human resources by Laclede Gas Co., effective August 1. He will replace Marvin E. McMillian who is retiring September 1.

Karla Stoedter has been assigned by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as senior resident inspector at Exelon Generating Company's Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station nearCordova, Ill. She replaces Chris Miller who has accepted an operator licensing position in the agency's Lisle, Ill., regional office.

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