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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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AES Proposes 510 Megawatt Long Island Plant

LCG, Nov. 30, 2002--AES Corp. said yesterday that it is in negotiations with the Long Island Power Authority to build a 510 megawatt power plant to help ease possible electricity shortages facing more than a million customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties in New York.

"We've had some discussions with LIPA to build a power plant on Long Island. Those discussions are now becoming more serious," said Dan Rothaupt, an AES official.

The proposed plant would be built at either of two Suffolk County sites -- one in Smithtown or the other in Yaphank. "Sometimes there's a problem building a plant at one site. We're proposing two sites so we have a backup," said Rothaupt, who stressed "We're only looking to build one plant."

Last month, LIPA Chairman Richard Kessel said "Long Island cannot afford to go through another summer without adding a significant amount of new on-island generating capability."

In the past two years, more than 9,000 megawatts of new generation has been proposed for long island, but so far, only 44 megawatts of new capacity has been put into service.

In a filing with the New York Independent System Operator, AES proposed an in-service date of 2005 for the new plant.

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