New York Poised to Close Last Coal-fire Power Plant

LCG, December 4, 2019--The last operating coal-fired power plant in New York is moving toward closure shortly. Last month, Somerset Operating Company, a subsidiary of Riesling Power LLC, submitted a request to the New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) to waive the state's required, 180-day notice to close the Somerset Station, allowing the facility to be retired on February 15, 2020. Closure is contingent on approvals by both NYSPSC and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), which will evaluate if it will cause an adverse effect on grid reliability.

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Construction Commences on Enel’s Aurora Wind Farm in North Dakota

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), the US renewable energy company of the Enel Group, has started construction of the 299-MW Aurora Wind Farm in North Dakota.

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Xcel Expands Plans for Wind Power in Minnesota

LCG, February 2, 2007--Xcel Energy announced earlier this week its plan to construct its first wind farm in Minnesota. The wind project is estimated to cost $210 million and scheduled to be complete by 2009. The new facility would have an electric generating capacity of 100 MW.

Xcel Energy's use of wind power in Minnesota took another step forward last month when it was announced that project financing for the Fenton Wind Energy Project, a 205-MW project under construction in Minnesota, was complete and that energy from the project is to be sold to Northern States Power, a subsidiary of Xcel Energy. The power output will be purchased under a 25-year agreement. The facility includes 137 GE wind turbines, each with a capacity of 1.5 MW, and is scheduled to start commercial operations in the second half of this year. enXco, Inc. is the developer of the Fenton Wind Energy Project.
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