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New York Announces 1,700 MW of New Offshore Wind Projects and 70 Percent Renewables Requirement by 2030

LCG, July 22, 2019--The Governor of New York announced last Thursday that the State has executed the nation's largest offshore wind agreement - totaling approximately 1,700 MW - in U.S. history. The Governor also signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which includes a mandates of 9,000 MW of offshore wind by 2035, 70 percent renewable energy by 2030, plus a Zero-Carbon Emission Electric Sector by 2040.

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Georgia PSC Approves Georgia Power's 2019 IRP

LCG, July 18, 2019--The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) has unanimously approved Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power's 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which was submitted in late January.

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Aging Oil-Fired Plants to Fill in For Japanese Nuclear Plants

LCG, Oct. 25, 2002--Following an extended shutdown of four Japanese nuclear reactors for safety inspections, the utility Chubu Electric Power Co. has announced it will keep oil-fired plants in operation as long as needed to make up for the reduced capacity.

Two plants at the Nishi Nagoya station were scheduled to be mothballed late this month, but instead, No. 5 and No. 6, each at 500 megawatts, will be kept in service for the foreseeable future. Three nuclear reactors are down for maintenance checks and another was shut down when it was discovered in September that water pipes had cracked. Top officials at another Japanese utility, Tepco, were forced to resign following disclosures of false reporting of maintenance tests.

The oil-fired plants are normally used for peaking capacity, not base load. Chubu said in a statement, "Under such circumstances, we decided on the postponement...to ensure stable power supply in the future."
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