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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LNG Terminal Proposal for Northern California Cancelled

LCG, Mar. 19, 2004--A proposed liquid natural gas terminal that Calpine Corp. hoped to build in Humboldt County, California's Humboldt Bay will not be pursued, following a meeting of the Eureka City Council, at which the majority of speakers voiced opposition.

Had the project gone ahead, it was to have started operations by 2011. The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Bill Highlander, a spokesman for Calpine, as saying, "We have withdrawn our plans. It became clear a majority of the community did not support the project, and community support for a project is very important to us."

Currently, there are four such terminals operating in the U.S. One of the reasons given for community opposition to Calpine's proposal, in addition to concerns over environmental damage to the bay, was the potential for an explosion at the facility. It is not known whether Calpine officials will pursue a similar project elsewhere in Northern California. In statements given before Congress, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has cited liquid natural gas imports as one way to raise the supply of natural gas, and respond to the increased use of the fuel for electricity generation and heating.
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