New York Announces 1,700 MW of New Offshore Wind Projects and 70 Percent Renewables Requirement by 2030

LCG, July 22, 2019--The Governor of New York announced last Thursday that the State has executed the nation's largest offshore wind agreement - totaling approximately 1,700 MW - in U.S. history. The Governor also signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which includes a mandates of 9,000 MW of offshore wind by 2035, 70 percent renewable energy by 2030, plus a Zero-Carbon Emission Electric Sector by 2040.

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Georgia PSC Approves Georgia Power's 2019 IRP

LCG, July 18, 2019--The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) has unanimously approved Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power's 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which was submitted in late January.

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AmerenUE Plans New Peaking Facilities

LCG, July 15, 2004--AmerenUE plans to install new, natural gas-fired combustion turbines at its existing Venice Power Plant in Venice, Illinois, just north of St. Louis. The project plan submitted for air permits includes three combustion turbines totaling about of 560 MW. However, the immediate plan is to proceed with only two, 170 MW turbines. Construction on the project is planned to begin in the third quarter of 2004, with commencement of operations targeted for October 2005.

The existing Venice Plant has a summer capacity of 73 MW. The plant suffered fire damage in August 2000. Two generators, with a combined capacity of 87 MW, were damaged. The remaining capacity was eventually returned to service and operated until it was retired at the end of 2002. The two new units will basically replace the capacity lost when the units were retired.

The two new units, which can go from a cold start to full load in 30 minutes, are planned to provide peaking capacity. These units would be dedicated to serve Missouri customers if the Missouri Public Service Commission approves the transfer of AmerenUE-Illinois customers to AmerenCIPS. Without that approval, the units would serve both AmerenUEs Missouri and Illinois customers. The new generation does not count toward the 700 MW of new, regulated generation capacity the Missouri Public Service Commissions is requiring the utility to add by June 30, 2006 as part of the rate case settlement.

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