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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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Vestas Wind Systems Off to a Fast Pace in 2008

LCG, January 11, 2008--Danish wind-turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems is off to a strong start this year. Enel SpA, through its subsidiary Enel North America, Inc., announced yesterday that the Snyder Wind project, which includes 21 Vestas V90 3.0 megawatt wind turbines, commenced operations in Scurry County, Texas. The turbines are mounted on towers at a height of 345 feet.

Earlier this week, Vestas received an order from The AES Corporation for 52 of the V90-3.0 MW wind turbines to be delivered late this year. According to the announcement, the contract includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the turbines, along with a five-year service and maintenance agreement. In addition, Vestas received an order this week from Duke Energy for 55 units of the V82-1.65MW wind turbine for delivery in the latter half of this year to the Notrees Windpower project in Texas.

Last week, Horizon Wind Energy ordered 242 of the V82-1.65MW wind turbines, with delivery to start by year end. RES Americas also ordered 33 units of the V90-3.0 MW wind turbines to be used at the Central Plains Wind Farm in western Kansas. Delivery is planned for latter half of this year. Both orders include a five-year service and maintenance agreement

Finally, it was announced on January 4, 2008 that China Guangdong Nuclear Wind Power Co. Ltd. ordered 232 units of the V52-850 kW turbines for use in four wind projects in Inner Mongolia. Delivery is scheduled to begin in mid-2008 and to be completed by the end of 2009.
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