Alliant Energy Announces Agreement to Build 210 MW Wind Farm in Iowa

LCG, July 19, 2018--Alliant Energy's Iowa utility subsidiary, Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), and Invenergy announced Monday that the companies signed contracts by which Invenergy will complete development of the 210-MW Richland Wind Farm in Sac County, Iowa. Alliant Energy will construct and own the wind farm, which is scheduled to be completed by early 2020.

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New York Announces Plans to Procure Approximately 800 MW of Offshore Wind

LCG, July 13, 2018--The Governor of New York yesterday announced that the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has agreed upon plans for the state's first procurements of offshore wind to support New York's goal of installing 2,400 MW of new offshore wind generation by 2030. The new capacity will be important to achieving New York's goal of satisfying 50 percent of its energy requirements with renewable energy by 2030. The goal is part of the Governor's Clean Energy Standard, which was adopted by the PSC in 2016.

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Duke Files for New IGCC Project in Indiana

LCG, September 8, 2006--Duke Energy Indiana and Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana have filed an application for "Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity" (CPCN) with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to build a coal-fired, electric generating station that would employ an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) design.

The proposed project would have a capacity of approximately 630 MW and would be built at Duke'sexisting Edwardsport generating station near Vincennes, Indiana. Once the new plant is operational, the old facilities, which include coal and oil units that have a capacity of 160-MW, would be retired.

The IGCC design includes coal gasification, with the gas created from the coal passed through a gas turbine to generate electricity. The hot exhaust gas from the turbine heats water to produce steam to power a steam turbine and generate electricity a second time. The gasification process offers the potential for lower cost solutions to capture and sequester CO2.

Duke and Vectren have commissioned GE Energy and Bechtel Corporation to develop an engineering and design study for the plant, which is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2007. Given favorable plant economics and regulatory review, construction could commence as early as mid-2007.

The application with the Commission is another positive step forward for this project. In September of last year, Cinergy - which was acquired by Duke - announced that it would start the preliminary engineering and design of an IGCC generating station in partnership with Vectren Corporation and that they planned to use GE Energy and Bechtel Corporation for the preliminary engineering study.

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