South Field Energy Breaks Ground for 1,182-MW Power Plant

LCG, May 16, 2019--South Field Energy LLC announced yesterday its groundbreaking for an 1,182-MW, combined-cycle electric generating facility in Columbiana County, Ohio. The natural gas-fired facility is scheduled to commence operations in mid-2021 and represents a $1.3 billion investment.

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Exelon to Shut Down Three Mile Island by September 30, 2019

LCG, May 10, 2019--Exelon Generation announced Wednesday that Three Mile Island Generating Station Unit 1 (TMI) will shut down by September 30, 2019. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) had approved back in 2009 a 20-year extension for the nuclear energy facility through 2034.

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NY Sees Construction Begin on 750-Megawatt Plant

LCG, June 10, 2002--The site of New York State's Albany Steam Station is now a busy construction site, soon to host a 750-megawatt combined cycle plant known as the Bethlehem Energy Center.

The groundbreaking ceremony today was attended by Gov. George Pataki, as well as other government officials and community leaders who backed the project. The developer, PSEG Power New York, acquired the site from Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. in October, 1999. The company's president and chief operating officer, Frank Cassidy, said, "Albany Steam Station was our first acquisition and the construction start at BEC is another important step in the growth of our business."

The Albany Steam Station has provided 400 megawatts from its location three miles south of Albany, in the Town of Bethlehem. Albany will continue producing power until the operation of the Bethlehem Energy Center begins, in 2004 if all proceeds according to plan. The newer, gas-fired technology will result in a drop in nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide emissions of 97-98%. Additionally, the new plant will use only 2-3% of the cooling water used by Albany Steam Station.
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