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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Industry News

California Energy Commission Approves Calpine's 600-MW Russell City Energy Center

LCG, September 27, 2007--The California Energy Commission (CEC) yesterday approved a 600-MW power plant project, known as the Russell City Energy Center, proposed by Calpine Corporation (Calpine). The natural gas-fired project was proposed back in 2001, but California's energy crisis and Calpine's subsequent financial challenges put the project on hold.

Today the project is owned by Calpine and co-investor GE Energy Financial Services, which has a 35 percent interest in the facility. A ten-year, power purchase agreement (PPA) for the full output from the plant is now in place with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). Construction is scheduled to start next spring, with commercial operations expected in mid-2010.

The Russell City Energy Center will be built on an 18.8-acre site near the City of Hayward's recycled water treatment facility and will use recycled water.

The project will add a significant quantity of generating capacity to meet the growing demand for electricity in California.

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