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Offshore Wind Projects Receive Boost from Massachusetts and Biden Administration

LCG, March 31, 2021--The Governor of Massachusetts signed legislation last Friday that authorizes the state to direct utilities to purchase an additional 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy by 2027.

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NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada Transmission Project Approved by PUCN

LCG, March 25, 2021--The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) on Monday approved proceeding with NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada transmission and renewable energy initiative. NV Energy's planned investment in Greenlink is over $2.5 billion.

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AES Plans Another Expansion at Buffalo Gap Wind Farm

LCG, September 19, 2007--AES Corporation yesterday announced plans to build Buffalo Gap 3, a 170 MW expansion of its Buffalo Gap wind farm near Abilene, Texas. AES executed a seven-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Direct Energy for all of the power produced by Buffalo Gap 3. The planned expansion is scheduled to commence commercial operations in mid-2008.

The Buffalo Gap 3 expansion will include 74 Siemens model SWT-2.3-93 wind turbine generators. With the addition, the total capacity of the Buffalo Gap wind farm will be approximately 524 MW.

The second phase of the project achieved commercial operation in August 2007. The Buffalo Gap 2 expansion added 233 MW of generating capacity and included the installation of 155 wind turbine generators from GE. AES signed a ten-year PPA with Direct Energy for this phase of the project as well.
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