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Offshore Wind Projects Receive Boost from Massachusetts and Biden Administration

LCG, March 31, 2021--The Governor of Massachusetts signed legislation last Friday that authorizes the state to direct utilities to purchase an additional 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy by 2027.

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NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada Transmission Project Approved by PUCN

LCG, March 25, 2021--The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) on Monday approved proceeding with NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada transmission and renewable energy initiative. NV Energy's planned investment in Greenlink is over $2.5 billion.

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CFTC Investigates Portland General Electric

LCG, June 25, 2002-The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has asked Oregon utility Portland General Electric Co. for electricity trading documents.

Portland General Electric is one of four companies that face threats from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to revoke their trading licenses. FERC contended that the utility did not provide sufficient information regarding its energy trading practices as ordered earlier this year.

PGE admits that four of its trades partially follow the "wash trade" pattern, as defined by FERC.

The utility also asserted that is complying with FERC and the CFTC and will send documents as requested.

PGE is a subsidiary of Enron and was bought by the corporation in 1997 in order to bring Enron into the Pacific Northwest electricity market. The utility serves 736,000 in Oregon.

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