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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GE Energy Ships Advanced Gas Turbine for Installation in California

LCG, September 27, 2006--GE Energy announced yesterday that it has successfully completed testing on its first 7H gas turbine and that the state-of-the-art unit is in route to California, where it will be installed at the Inland Empire Energy Center, near Riverside.

The advanced new turbine is one of two units to be installed at the Inland Empire Energy Center, a 775-MW, project located near the unincorporated community of Romoland in Riverside County, California. The California Energy Commission (CEC) granted the license in June 2005, and the project is scheduled to commence operations by the summer of 2008.

The project will be the first site in North America to use GE's new, H System technology that is designed to achieve a thermal efficiency of 60 percent. Like other combined-cycle designs, the H System uses gas turbine exhausts to generate steam that drives another turbine for additional power generation. However, the H System uses steam rather than air to cool the turbines, which allows the system to operate at higher temperatures and results in greater efficiency, using about 3 percent less fuel.

The first GE H System unit was installed in Baglan Bay, Wales, began operation in September 2003, and recently surpassed 17,000 operating hours.

GE will finance and own the energy center, and Calpine will manage plant construction, market plant generation and manage fuel requirements under a long-term agreement. Calpine plans to purchase the facility from GE and become sole owner and operator after an extended period.

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