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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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Chubu Electric Shuts Reactor after Leak

LCG, Nov. 13, 2001--Chubu Electric Power Co. said this morning it will suspend operation of a reactor at a nuclear plant in the town of Hamaoka, Japan, because of a radioactive water leak in another reactor, Kyodo News Service reported.

According to company officials, the 840 megawatt Unit 2 reactor at the nuclear complex will be shut down this evening and remain off-line for at least 24 hours. This unit uses the same materials as the 540 megawatt Unit 1, in which a radiation water leakage was discovered near a nuclear pressure vessel Friday.

After the leak was publicly announced over the weekend, Shizuoka Prefecture Gov. Yoshinobu Ishikawa requested that Chubu inspect its other nuclear reactors in addition to Unit 1. Citizens' groups also called for the company to suspend operation of the Unit 2 reactor after the accident.

Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station has four boiling water reactors with a combined capacity of about 3,617 megawatts.

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