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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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Calpine Plans 1,000 Megawatts for Virginia

LCG, Nov. 21, 2001--Calpine Corp. said this morning that it plans to build, own and operate a 1,000 megawatt combined-cycle, natural gas-fired power plant in Gravel Neck, Va., northwest of Newport News.

The company said the proposed Chippokes Energy Center represents an investment of about $500 million and is planned for commercial operations in mid-2005.

"The Chippokes Energy Center will be among the first new combined-cycle generating facilities in the Virginia-Carolinas region of the Southeastern power market, and reinforces our presence in this important market sector," said Bob Alff, a Calpine senior vice president and head of its eastern region.

"The Chippokes facility, combined with our growing portfolio of assets throughout the Southeast, will allow us to capture significant economies of scale, establish strong geographic diversity, and provide customers with highly reliable system-based products and services throughout this important market region," he added.

As Calpine plans to configure the plant, it will provide 790 megawatts of baseload power and have an additional 210 megawatts of peaking capacity. The plant will interconnect with a substation owned by Virginia Electric & Power Co., providing excellent transmission access to markets throughout the Southeast, Calpine said.

Ernest L. Blount, chairman of the Surry County Board of Supervisors, said "Modern power plants are clean and quiet neighbors and represent a high value investment for our community. We welcome Calpine and look forward to working with them as the project moves forward."

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