New York Poised to Close Last Coal-fire Power Plant

LCG, December 4, 2019--The last operating coal-fired power plant in New York is moving toward closure shortly. Last month, Somerset Operating Company, a subsidiary of Riesling Power LLC, submitted a request to the New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) to waive the state's required, 180-day notice to close the Somerset Station, allowing the facility to be retired on February 15, 2020. Closure is contingent on approvals by both NYSPSC and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), which will evaluate if it will cause an adverse effect on grid reliability.

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Construction Commences on Enel’s Aurora Wind Farm in North Dakota

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), the US renewable energy company of the Enel Group, has started construction of the 299-MW Aurora Wind Farm in North Dakota.

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Industry News

PPL Brings Plants On Line

LCG, July 30, 2002-On Sunday the PPL Shoreham plant began operations, one of several PPL plants recently starting production.

The Long Island, NY, Shoreham plant has 79.9 megawatts ofcapacity, and joins another 79.9-megawatt PPL plant in the area, the Edgewood plant, which began operations on the 24th.

Two natural gas-fired plants that began operations recently include the Arizona Sundance Energy plant, which came on line July 17 and provides 450 MW capacity, and University Park, which went on line July 25 and provides 540 MW capacity.

PPL, which is based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, owns 11,000 MW capacity and has brought on line over 1,100 MW this month.

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