South Field Energy Breaks Ground for 1,182-MW Power Plant

LCG, May 16, 2019--South Field Energy LLC announced yesterday its groundbreaking for an 1,182-MW, combined-cycle electric generating facility in Columbiana County, Ohio. The natural gas-fired facility is scheduled to commence operations in mid-2021 and represents a $1.3 billion investment.

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Exelon to Shut Down Three Mile Island by September 30, 2019

LCG, May 10, 2019--Exelon Generation announced Wednesday that Three Mile Island Generating Station Unit 1 (TMI) will shut down by September 30, 2019. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) had approved back in 2009 a 20-year extension for the nuclear energy facility through 2034.

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LA Follows Springfield's Lead in Dropping Coal Alternative

LCG, August 26, 2004--Earlier this month, citizens in Springfield, Missouri voted down a new, coal-fired power plant near Springfield proposed by City Utilities of Springfield to meet future electricity requirements. On August 24, Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn directed Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to withdraw from the expansion of the coal-fired, Intermountain Power Plant in Utah and to pursue cleaner energy sources.

LADWP is the nation's largest municipal utility. For a number of years, plans have been underway to expand LADWP's coal investments by building a third, jointly-owned, 950 MW coal plant in Utah. LADWP's share of the $2.1 billion project would be $215 million. The mayor's directive is to immediately stop pursuing the coal plant and instead evaluate cleaner alternatives.

Under the direction of the mayor, the City Council and the Board of Water and Power Commissions, LADWP is developing a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to increase its share of power generation through renewable energy sources -- such as solar, wind, geothermal and biomass -- to 13% of its energy by 2010 and 20% by 2017. Last month LADWP issued a request for proposals (RFP) for renewable energy projects. By dropping the coal project, LADWP -- like City Utilities of Springfield -- will need to develop new plans as to how to supply its future electricity requirements.

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