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How to Make the Grid Secure

LCG March 1, 2021--February’s winter weather has brought a new level of uncertainty to the Texas grid, on top of rapid renewables growth and hot summer weather. Not only did the blackouts solidify the need to plan for extreme weather in winter and summer, but they also brought Texas residents, the governor, and the legislature into a public conversation about demand-supply planning.

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Long Ridge Energy Announces Plans to Allow Transition to 100 Percent Hydrogen

LCG, March 4, 2021--Ohio's Long Ridge Energy Generation is retrofitting its 485-MW combined-cycle power plant to use a blend of natural gas and carbon-free hydrogen, making it the nation's first large gas turbine plant to transition operations to hydrogen fuel.

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Southwest Valley 500-kV Project Operating

LCG, June 30, 2003--The Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service Co. on Friday marked the completion of installation and beginning of operations for the 37-mile, 500-kV-rated Southwest Valley Transmission Project.

The utilities, which are the largest in Arizona, divided construction management of the transmission line (Arizona Public Service) and 500/230-kV substation (Salt River Project). The new line will allow transmission of 1,263 megawatts from the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station.

In tribute to what SRP President Bill Schrader called "tireless contributions toward improving our quality of life here in the West" by five-term U.S. congressman and four-term SRP board member Elton Rudd, who played a significant part in affecting decisions concerning water reclamation, flood control and environmental planning, the substation was commissioned "Rudd".
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