AEP Will Proceed with North Central Wind Projects Despite Texas Commission Denying Approval

LCG, July 8, 2020--American Electric Power (AEP) announced last Thursday that, following the PUC of Texas not approving AEP subsidiary Southwestern Electric Power Co.'s (SWEPCO) plan to add 309 MW of wind energy to serve Texas customers, AEP will proceed to acquire the entire planned 1,485 MW of North Central wind projects.

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JEA Board Approves Transaction with FPL to Close 848-MW Coal Unit in Georgia

LCG, June 30, 2020--The JEA Board of Directors in a special meeting last Friday unanimously approved a transaction that will result in closing an 848-MW unit at Plant Scherer and entering into a 20-year purchase power agreement (PPA) with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL).

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Energy East Plans New York Gas Storage Facility

LCG, Sept. 19, 2001--An Energy East Corp. subsidiary said yesterday it has asked federal regulators for permission to build a high-deliverability natural gas storage facility in depleted salt caverns near the Town of Reading, N.Y.

A subsidiary created to build and operate the storage facility is named Seneca Lake Storage Inc. and is, itself a subsidiary of Energy East unit Energy East Enterprises Inc.

Seneca lake Storage told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that the facility will be linked to the Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation and Dominion Transmission, Inc. interstate pipelines to supply firm and interruptible storage services at market-based rates.

Seneca lake Storage said it expects to begin operating the facility in November of next year. It will have a projected working gas capacity of 300,000 dekatherms and will be capable of delivering up to 50,000 dekatherms a day.

The company said an open season to accept non-binding requests for firm storage service from the facility began September 1 and will continue through September 30.

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