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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David A. Arledge, who joined the board of directors of El Paso Energy Corp. following the company's merger with The Coastal Corp. earlier this year, has announced his retirement, saying "Now is the time for me to move on." He had been chairman, president and chief executive of Coastal.

Ronald F. Green has been named president of FPL Energy, LLC, the independent power production subsidiary of FPL Group Inc.. He will assume the position in early December and will succeed Lew Hay, who is now president and chief executive of the parent company. Green joins FPL from Duke Energy Corp., where he most recently served as president and chief executive of Duke Engineering and Services Inc. and president and chief operating officer of Duke Solutions Inc.

John R. McArthur, senior adviser on policy and legal affairs to North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley, has been named vice president for public affairs by Progress Energy Inc., effective December 3.

James W. Nellen II has been named general counsel of W.E. Power, the Wisconsin Energy Corp. subsidiary created to design, permit, build and own the proposed in-state power plants the company has said it plans to build. Nellen most recently was a partner in the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich, said to be one of the oldest and largest firms in the Midwest.

Leslie Sibert has been named vice president for transmission by Georgia Power Co., replacing Ronnie Bates, who was recently named senior vice president for marketing. Most recently, Sibert was one of four regional marketing managers.

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