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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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Oregon PUC Cuts Electricity Rates by $312 Million

LCG, October 31, 2002-Yesterday the Oregon Public Utilities Commission mandated that Portland General Electric lower its retail electricity rates by 12 percent.

While PGE had asked for a 10 percent rate decrease, the OPUC ruled that the utility had entered into some less than optimum contracts and should not be allowed to recover $25.2 million.

A combined total of 125 megwatts of peak capacity was bought at an average price of $85 per megawatt-hour, amounting to $14.65 million. Hydroelectric generation costs, as well as unplanned plant outages and plant depreciation, were also added into the retail rate determination.

PGE officials say the rate decrease will have a significant financial effect and contend that all contracts it made were prudent and necessary in order to maintain available supply.

PGE, a unit of Enron Corp., serves 730,000 customers in the Portland area.

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