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Construction Begins at Enel's Rattlesnake Creek Wind Project to Serve Facebook's New Data Center

LCG, November 16, 2017--Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGPNA), the U.S. renewable energy company of the Enel Group, announced Tuesday that it has started construction of the 320-MW Rattlesnake Creek wind farm in Dixon County, Nebraska. Enel estimates its total investment in Rattlesnake Creek to be approximately $430 million.

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Dominion Notifies NRC of Plan to Relicense Nuclear Units at North Anna Power Station

LCG, November 14, 2017--Dominion Energy Virginia, a unit of Dominion Energy, Inc., yesterday notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of its intent to relicense its two-unit North Anna Power Station in Louisa County, Virginia for an additional 20-year term. The company informed the NRC that it expects to file a license renewal application in 2020.

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Another New Coal Plant for Florida

LCG, September 20, 2006--A group of community-owned, power entities filed for a certificate of need determination yesterday with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) in order to construct an 800-MW, coal-fired power plant in Taylor County, Florida. The project, estimated to cost $1.5 billion, is scheduled to be completed in 2012.

The project, named the Taylor Energy Center, would be jointly owned by four electric utilities: Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA), JEA, Reedy Creek Improvement District, and the City of Tallahassee. The utilities are acting to serve the growing demand for electricity and to diversify their fuel portfolios, which have tended to rely on natural gas.

In another positive step for the project, the Taylor County Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted yesterday to accept a multimillion-dollar community contribution from the Taylor Energy Center.

With support from the FPSC, a number of proposed coal-fired plants are gaining momentum in Florida. Last week, Florida Power and Light (FPL) announced plans to construct the Glades Power Park, a coal-fired electric generating facility to be sited in Glade County, Florida. The proposed plant would consist of two units, each with a capacity of 980-MW. To achieve an efficient system with low emissions, FPL proposes to use an ultra-supercritical design, together with advanced emission controls. The schedule calls for a five-year construction period, with Unit 1 operational in 2012 and Unit 2 in 2013.

In July, the FPSC gave unanimous consent to a new, 750-MW coal-fired power plant proposed by Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Seminole). Seminole had filed a Certificate of Need to construct the electric generating unit in Putnam County, Florida with the FPSC in March. The schedule calls for commercial operations to commence on May 1, 2012. The power from the new plant is needed to meet the growing electric load of Seminole's ten member cooperatives.

Another planned, coal-fired power plant in Florida is the joint development project between Southern Company and Orlando Utilities Commission to construct a new, advanced integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) facility at the Stanton Energy Center. This project is expected to receive $235 million of Department of Energy (DOE) funding and be operational in 2010. The DOE released a draft environmental impact statement supporting the project last month.





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