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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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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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