TVA Board Votes to Retire Over 2,000 MW of Coal-fired Generation

LCG, February 14, 2019--The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board voted today to retire both the Paradise Unit 3 and Bull Run coal-fired power plants within the next few years. The closures will reduce the TVA fleet electric generating capacity by 2,031 MW.

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MHPS to Supply Three J Class Turbines for Power Project in Virginia

LCG, February 8, 2019--Balico, LLC and Gemma Power Systems selected Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPS) and its J Class turbines for the 1,600-MW Chickahominy Power Station project in Virginia. The combined cycle power plant will deliver power into the PJM regional transmission grid and is scheduled for completion in 2022.

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Calpine Receives Local Support for Proposed Bay Area Power Plant

LCG, October 13, 2005--Calpine Corporation's (Calpine) proposal to trade land with the City of Hayward for a site to develop a new, gas-fired power plant was approved unanimously by the City Council in a vote Tuesday night.

The 600-MW project, known as the Russell City Energy Center, was proposed back in 2001, but California's energy crisis and Calpine's subsequent financial challenges put the project on hold. Now the energy outlook has changed, and California's thirst for electricity is growing. With the approval from the City Council, Calpine may trade 12 acres next to the city wastewater treatment plant for a 10-acres located nearby. The project, which would use water from the city's wastewater treatment plant for cooling, could be under construction by the summer 2007.

Calpine must obtain financing and amend and seek approval of its 2002-approved license from the California Energy Commission (CEC).

Winning local support for new power projects is an ever-growing challenge across the country, and Calpine's efforts included a planned $10 million contribution for a city library.

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