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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San Jose's Coyote Valley Has Metcalf Ground-breaking

LCG, June 21, 2002--Today, a ceremony to mark the start of construction on developer Calpine Corp.'s 600-megawatt Metcalf Energy Center takes place in North Coyote Valley, a rural area to the south of urban Silicon Valley.

The plant was approved 10-1 by the San Jose City Council, and received the support of Mayor Ron Gonzales, who will attend the ceremony with other local and state officials. The City Council had earlier voted unanimously in opposition to the plant, for reasons of inconsistencies with zoning rules. Gonzales had announced his opposition to having a plant near residential areas for a full year. The California Energy Commission's support of the plant, which based its assessment on the San Jose area's being "among the most generation deficient areas in the state," brought a reversal from the Council and Gonzales.

The gas-fired Metcalf Energy Center will be implemented as a combined-cycle configuration with advanced emission controls. It received an endorsement from the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club, and is expected to begin producing baseload power in the summer of 2004.
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