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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Industry News

Dominion Completes Acquisition of Louis Dreyfus Gas

LCG, Nov. 2, 2001--Dominion Resources Inc. said yesterday it has completed the $2.3 billion acquisition of Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas Corp., and will fold the company into its Consolidated Natural Gas subsidiary.

Dominion said the acquisition more than doubles its proven reserves to more than 4.6 trillion cubic feet equivalent. That increase will permit a 40 percent expansion of production to more than 450 million cubic feet of natural gas per year.

All in all, Dominion expects the acquisition to help double its gas sales and trading volumes over the next three years.

The purchase was paid for with $890 million in cash and $900 million in stock from a new issue of 14 million shares. Consolidate also assumed $505 million of Louis Dreyfus debt.

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