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

Williams Cos. Voluntarily Yields Gas Trading Data

LCG, October 29, 2002-On Friday, Williams admitted that some of its traders presented false information regarding energy-related trades; today the company has given the CFTC its records.

As the third company to reveal that its traders have reported false data, Williams has announced it is cooperating fully with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

False trading data may have been used to affect price indexes published and used to determine natural gas prices for contracts.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is currently investigating several aspects of energy trading and has requested trading data from various companies, such as Duke Energy.

Dynegy Inc. and American Electric Power Co. have also found that some of their employees made false reports in industry publications.

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