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Missouri PSC Approves Grain Belt Express HVDC Transmission Project

LCG, March 22, 2019--The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a request filed by Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC for a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) to construct, own, operate, control, manage and maintain a high-voltage, direct-current (HVDC) transmission line to move power east from wind farms in western Kansas to load centers in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

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FPL Targets 1,490 MW of Solar Capacity for New Community Solar Program

LCG, March 15, 2019--Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) Wednesday filed a proposal with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) for a new community solar program, FPL SolarTogether. Pending PSC approval, FPL plans to install 1,490-MW of capacity at 20 new solar power plants across FPL's service territory to meet anticipated customer enrollment in the program.

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DTE Plans New Reactor at Fermi Nuclear Power Plant

LCG, February 14, 2007--DTE Energy announced Monday that it is preparing a license application to construct and operate a nuclear power plant that would be sited near the existing Fermi 2 reactor in Michigan. DTE stated that it is pursuing the plan given the long lead time associated with developing such a facility and that it has not fully committed to build the plant at this time.

DTE anticipates filing its application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) toward the latter part of 2008, which would meet the application submittal schedule criteria for receiving financial incentives included in the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

The new reactor may cost $3 billion and provide up to 1,500 MW of baseload capacity. The existing Fermi 2 reactor commenced operations in 1988 and has an electric generating capacity of 1,100 MW.

One of the factors influencing DTE's decision to pursue the development of another reactor is the lack of emissions associated with nuclear power.
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