Missouri PSC Approves Grain Belt Express HVDC Transmission Project

LCG, March 22, 2019--The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a request filed by Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC for a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) to construct, own, operate, control, manage and maintain a high-voltage, direct-current (HVDC) transmission line to move power east from wind farms in western Kansas to load centers in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

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FPL Targets 1,490 MW of Solar Capacity for New Community Solar Program

LCG, March 15, 2019--Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) Wednesday filed a proposal with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) for a new community solar program, FPL SolarTogether. Pending PSC approval, FPL plans to install 1,490-MW of capacity at 20 new solar power plants across FPL's service territory to meet anticipated customer enrollment in the program.

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Saudi Arabia May Reopen Gas Resources

LCG, June 25, 2002-Meetings with Royal Dutch/Shell and Exxon Mobil representatives and Crown Prince Abdullah point to new agreements in natural gas development.

According to the New York Times, Saudi Arabian Ministers will determine certain parts of the potential $25 billion, 20-year agreement within the next two weeks.

The companies and Saudi Arabian government began negotiations a year ago, but sdisagreements over shared revenue and plans to run water, power, and desalinization plants kept anything concrete from emerging.

The situation may been further complicated by the Saudi Arabian public's relationship to the United States, although Saudi officials reject assertions that the delay has anything to do with U.S. Middle East policy.

One major point of discrepancy is in the percent of revenue from downstream projects. The companies want 15 to 20 percent, which is usual when a risk is taken in gas exploration, but the Saudis contend that, since the utility projects do not involve such risk, the revenue should be closer to 8 or 9 percent. If the agreement ends up with a 10 to 12 percent revenue, the Saudis may allow bidding.

The two projects included, lead by Exxon Mobil, are a $15 billion South Ghawar project with Shell, BP, and Phillips, and a $5 billion Red Sea Coat project involving Occidental and Marathon.

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