Los Angeles Moves A Step Closer to Approving Huge Solar with Battery Storage Installation

LCG, September 12, 2019--The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a plan on September 10 to install a 300-MW/1,200-MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) located at 8minute Solar Energy's (8mSE) Eland Solar and Storage Center.

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FERC Accepts LNG Permit Application from Commonwealth

LCG, September 4, 2019--Commonwealth Projects, LLC yesterday announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has formally accepted Commonwealth LNG, LLC's filing application to construct one liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant at the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico near Cameron, Louisiana. The company stated that it is on schedule to commence operations in the first quarter of 2024.

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Davis-Besse Receives Approval for Restart

LCG, Mar. 8, 2004--The Davis-Besse nuclear power plant, situated beside Lake Erie near Toledo, Ohio, may be restarted by FirstEnergy Corp. following an extended shutdown during which the plant's reactor lid was replaced.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave notification of its approval of the restart today, following review of FirstEnergy's confirmation that it would agree to certain conditions for operation of and safety procedures at the facility. According to statements by regulatory officials at a meeting last month, progress had been made at Davis-Besse since an inspection in December reportedly turned up a number of items raising concern.

During the year-long shutdown, FirstEnergy, which was criticized for weaknesses in its management and safety culture, purchased replacement power at a cost of $600 million.
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