Offshore Wind Projects Receive Boost from Massachusetts and Biden Administration

LCG, March 31, 2021--The Governor of Massachusetts signed legislation last Friday that authorizes the state to direct utilities to purchase an additional 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy by 2027.

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NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada Transmission Project Approved by PUCN

LCG, March 25, 2021--The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) on Monday approved proceeding with NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada transmission and renewable energy initiative. NV Energy's planned investment in Greenlink is over $2.5 billion.

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Industry News

Missouri Plant Expands by 100 Megawatts

LCG, Apr. 25, 2003--Two peaking units were declared operational at the Empire Energy Center this week, bring an additional 100 megawatts online in southwest Missouri.

The plant manager, Joe Simmons said of the two gas-fired Pratt & Whitney FT8 units that they "are our most efficient simple-cycle units and will give us significant flexibility in our operating model." The Empire District Electric Company, an investor-owned utility with service territory in southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma, and northwest Arkansas, owns the plant.

The technology of the FT8 is based on that found in the similar JT8D turbine, which is used in aircraft. The overall cost of installation for Units 3 and 4, with ground-breaking having taken place July 31, 2002, was put at approximately $55 million.
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