New York PSC Approves Ravenswood Energy Storage Project

LCG, October 18, 2019--The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) yesterday approved construction of the largest battery storage facility in New York State history. The 316-MW Ravenswood Energy Storage Project will be built in Long Island City, Queens, New York and scheduled to be partially operational by March 2021.

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Xcel Energy, EVRAZ North America and Lightsource BP Announce 250-MW Solar Project in Colorado

LCG, October 1, 2019--Xcel Energy, EVRAZ North America and Lightsource BP announced Friday that they have reached a long-term agreement to develop a 240-MW solar facility in Colorado. Lightsource BP will finance, build, own and operate the Bighorn Solar project and sell all the electricity it generates to Xcel Energy under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA). The project will be built on EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel property in Pueblo, making it the largest on-site solar facility dedicated to a single customer in the country.

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William Powers Jr., dean of the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas, has been elected a director of Enron Corp., effective immediately. The company said he will be chairman of a special committee to examine and take any appropriate actions "with respect to transactions between Enron and entities connected to related parties."

James T. Rhodes, a veteran of more than 30 years in the energy industry, has been named to the Duke Energy Corp. board of directors the company. Dr. Rhodes recently retired as chairman, president and chief executive of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations.

Susan M. Stalnecker, vice president for finance and treasurer of DuPont Corp., has been named to the PPL Corp. board of directors.

Chesapeake Utilities Adds Three Directors
Diversified utility Chesapeake Utilities Corp., has announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors, all effective November 1.

  • Thomas J. Bresnan will be a Class I director with a term running from 2001 to 2003. He is chief executive of Anaheim, Calif.-based of New Horizons Worldwide Inc.

  • J. Peter Martin becomes a Class II director with a term running from 2001 to 2004. He is the retired founder, president and chief executive of Miami, Fla.-based of Atlantic Utilities Corp.

  • Joseph E. Moore Esq. will be a Class III director and serve from 2001 to 2002. He is a partner in the Maryland law firm of Williams, Hammond, Moore, Shockley and Harrison.

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