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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California Water Prospects Not Too Dismal

LCG, October 1, 2002-The California Department of Water Resources is projecting that water supplies are adequate and that there is a possibility of above-average precipitation this winter.

Adequate water supplies are good news for Californians, especially the drought-ridden residents of Southern California, but increased rainfall this next rain year would ensure that the state's hydroelectric plants will be able to continue to supply significant electricity capacity.

Limited precipitation in recent years may have contributed to the energy crisis of 2000/2001 in that hydroelectric dams could not supply as much capacity to the state.

DWR officials are unable to say for certain whether or not this new rain year, which begins October 1, will bring more rain than the last two dry years did. However, experts do say that there is a significant chance of above-average rainfall. The possibility of an El Nino event is limited but not at all out of the question.

Precipitation in 2001 and 2002 was less than normal, and in Southern California, some areas have just experienced their driest year on record.

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