Missouri PSC Approves Grain Belt Express HVDC Transmission Project

LCG, March 22, 2019--The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a request filed by Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC for a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) to construct, own, operate, control, manage and maintain a high-voltage, direct-current (HVDC) transmission line to move power east from wind farms in western Kansas to load centers in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

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FPL Targets 1,490 MW of Solar Capacity for New Community Solar Program

LCG, March 15, 2019--Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) Wednesday filed a proposal with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) for a new community solar program, FPL SolarTogether. Pending PSC approval, FPL plans to install 1,490-MW of capacity at 20 new solar power plants across FPL's service territory to meet anticipated customer enrollment in the program.

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Sacramento MUD's Wind Installation Upgraded

LCG, June 11, 2004--A wind installation in Rio Vista, California, which supplies the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, has an additional seven turbines supplying 5 megawatts.

The greatest level of output is expected to be obtained during the period of May through September, which is also the time during which seasonal demand is highest. SMUD has increased the number of turbines at the facility in Solano County a few times since its original installation in 1994.

Dace Udris, the spokesperson for the utility, told the Sacramento Bee that the current level of renewable generation as compared with its overall output is 5.5 per cent. The utility is planning an increase in the portion of renewables such that by 2006, it will have attained 10 per cent renewable generation, and by 2011, 20 per cent.
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