New York Poised to Close Last Coal-fire Power Plant

LCG, December 4, 2019--The last operating coal-fired power plant in New York is moving toward closure shortly. Last month, Somerset Operating Company, a subsidiary of Riesling Power LLC, submitted a request to the New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) to waive the state's required, 180-day notice to close the Somerset Station, allowing the facility to be retired on February 15, 2020. Closure is contingent on approvals by both NYSPSC and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), which will evaluate if it will cause an adverse effect on grid reliability.

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Construction Commences on Enel’s Aurora Wind Farm in North Dakota

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), the US renewable energy company of the Enel Group, has started construction of the 299-MW Aurora Wind Farm in North Dakota.

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AES to Expand Generating Capacity at Buffalo Gap Wind Farm

LCG, August 29, 2006--AES Corporation announced yesterday that construction has started on Buffalo Gap 2, a major expansion of a new wind farm located near Abilene, Texas that began operations earlier this year. AES also announced that it has executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to sell all of the green power to Texas retail electric provider Direct Energy, which is also the purchasing the power from the initial phase of the project. The new PPA has a 10-year term.

The electric generating capacity of the existing wind farm is 121 MW. Buffalo Gap 2 will include 155 new wind turbine generators from GE and add 233 MW of capacity. The expansion is scheduled to commence commercial operations in mid-2007.
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