New York Poised to Close Last Coal-fire Power Plant

LCG, December 4, 2019--The last operating coal-fired power plant in New York is moving toward closure shortly. Last month, Somerset Operating Company, a subsidiary of Riesling Power LLC, submitted a request to the New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) to waive the state's required, 180-day notice to close the Somerset Station, allowing the facility to be retired on February 15, 2020. Closure is contingent on approvals by both NYSPSC and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), which will evaluate if it will cause an adverse effect on grid reliability.

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Construction Commences on Enel’s Aurora Wind Farm in North Dakota

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), the US renewable energy company of the Enel Group, has started construction of the 299-MW Aurora Wind Farm in North Dakota.

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Industry News

California Signs 5-Year Contract with Calpine

LCG, January 7, 2003-Today Calpine Corporation announced that it had signed a five-year contract with California utility Pacific Gas & Electric.

Calpine has agreed to provide 110 megawatts of on-peak renewable power and 55 MW of off-peak power to PG&E starting January 1st. The company expects to take in $40 million annually from the sale of this power.

The California Public Utilities Commission approved the deal on December 18.

Calpine is based in San Jose, California. The company is currently negotiating other energy contracts for as much as 5,000 megawatts worth of capacity.

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