California Sets Two Records Regarding Solar Power Production

LCG, March 8, 2018--The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) recorded an all-time peak percentage of demand served by solar energy facilities on Sunday, achieving a record 49.95 percent at 12:58 p.m. The prior peak record was 47.2 percent set on May 14, 2017.

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ERCOT Expects Record-breaking Peak Demand this Summer

LCG, March 2, 2018--The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) yesterday released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) report for the upcoming spring season (March - May) and its preliminary assessment for the summer season (June - September). ERCOT, the grid operator for most of Texas, is predicting record-breaking peak usage this summer driven by the strong Texas economy. The combination of record-breaking peak usage and the recent retirement of older electric generating units is expected to result in tight operating reserves.

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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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