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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Industry News

Southeast Chicago Plant Dedicated

LCG, Oct. 18, 2002--A new 350-megawatt peaking plant, the Southeast Chicago Energy Project, is beginning operatons, with a dedication cermony being held today.

The plant, owned by Exelon Corporation and Peoples Energy Corporation consists of eight gas turbines, equipped with dry, low-nitrogen oxide burner controls. The controls will reduce emissions at the plant. The chairman, president and CEO of Peoples Energy, Thomas M. Patrick, said "We are committed to providing Chicago and the region with a clean-burning natural gas-fired electricity. Partnering with Exelon to develop this project helps us deliver on that promise while continuing to provide value to the Midwest energy marketplace."
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