Offshore Wind Projects Receive Boost from Massachusetts and Biden Administration

LCG, March 31, 2021--The Governor of Massachusetts signed legislation last Friday that authorizes the state to direct utilities to purchase an additional 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy by 2027.

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NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada Transmission Project Approved by PUCN

LCG, March 25, 2021--The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) on Monday approved proceeding with NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada transmission and renewable energy initiative. NV Energy's planned investment in Greenlink is over $2.5 billion.

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Industry News

Cielo's Texas Wind Project Moves Forward

LCG, December 9, 2004--Cielo Wind Power of Austin is negotiating tax benefits with Oldham County officials for a 160-MW wind project planned west of Amarillo, Texas. Excel Energy will purchase the power from the wind farm, which is scheduled to commence operations late next year. Local officials are considering favorable tax arrangements in order to increase the tax base and hope to reach an agreement with Cielo by the end of the year.

According to a spokesperson for Xcel Energy, the transmission capacity in the area is an issue and is approaching limitations. Once the 160-MW wind farm is completed, additional generation cannot be added until a new, 345-kV transmission line is installed. The new transmission line is estimated to cost approximately $50 million and could require roughly three years to complete.

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