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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Ron Hinson has been named vice president, comptroller and chief accounting officer for Georgia Power, replacing Cliff Thrasher, who became chief financial officer and comptroller for Southern Company Generation and Energy Marketing. Hinson was previously named an assistant corporate secretary in 2001, in addition to his role as assistant comptroller since 1995. Hinson, who has been with Georgia Power for 23 years, will be responsible for overall corporate and regulatory accounting functions and for providing information to regulatory agencies and investors.Janie Wolfe has been named assistant comptroller for Georgia Power. Wolfe will continue to serve as corporate secretary, as she has since June 2001. She replaces Ron Hinson. Wolfe started her career as an auditor in the Southern Company Services Internal Auditing department in 1981.

CMS Energy has named Kinnie Smith Jr. as vice chairman and general counsel. Smith replaces Rodger A. Kershner, whose resignation was announced Wednesday. Smith served on CMS' board of directors from 1987 to 1996, when he retired to enter a private law practice.

Frederick Pastor Jr. has been appointed vice president-construction by PSEG Power, the independent power producer. Previously, Pastor was vice president-nuclear plant services with the Washington Group, which he joined in 2000 following a 30-year career with Stone & Webster, where he held a number of construction executive management positions. At PSEG Power, he will oversee construction in progress in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Indiana.

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