Dominion Energy Announces Plans to Pursue New Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Facility Virginia

LCG, September 8, 2017--Dominion Energy Virginia announced yesterday that it will proceed with its plan to study the feasibility of a new pumped storage hydroelectric facility in the coalfield region of Southwest Virginia by conducting in-depth studies of two potential sites: a 4,100-acre site in Tazewell County and an abandoned mine in Wise County. The preliminary estimate for a single facility could be in the range of $2 billion.

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Georgia Power Files Recommendation to Complete Construction of Vogtle Nuclear Expansion Project

LCG, September 1, 2017--Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power filed a recommendation yesterday with the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) to continue construction of the Vogtle nuclear expansion near Augusta, Georgia. The project's co-owners, Oglethorpe Power, MEAG Power and Dalton Utilities, all support the recommendation, which is based on the results of a comprehensive schedule, cost-to-complete and cancellation assessment.

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KCP&L's Kansas Wind Farm Commences Operations

LCG, September 15, 2006--Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) announced Wednesday that its Spearville Wind Energy Facility, with an electric generating capacity of 100.5 MW, is delivering power to the grid and is now fully operational. The new wind farm is located about 17 miles northeast of Dodge City, near Spearville, Kansas.

KCP&L, a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy, began construction on the project in April. The estimated total capital cost of the project is approximately $166 million, and the wind farm includes 67 wind turbines. KCP&L selected enXco, Inc. last December to develop and construct the project.

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