New York PSC Approves Ravenswood Energy Storage Project

LCG, October 18, 2019--The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) yesterday approved construction of the largest battery storage facility in New York State history. The 316-MW Ravenswood Energy Storage Project will be built in Long Island City, Queens, New York and scheduled to be partially operational by March 2021.

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Xcel Energy, EVRAZ North America and Lightsource BP Announce 250-MW Solar Project in Colorado

LCG, October 1, 2019--Xcel Energy, EVRAZ North America and Lightsource BP announced Friday that they have reached a long-term agreement to develop a 240-MW solar facility in Colorado. Lightsource BP will finance, build, own and operate the Bighorn Solar project and sell all the electricity it generates to Xcel Energy under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA). The project will be built on EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel property in Pueblo, making it the largest on-site solar facility dedicated to a single customer in the country.

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Florida PSC Approves Energy Contract for Biomass Power Plant

LCG, February 13, 2008--The Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) yesterday approved a second, 20-year, power purchase agreement (PPA) between Progress Energy Florida (Progress) and BG&E Florida (BG&E) for firm capacity and energy from a planned power plant that will be fueled by biomass. BG&E will operate the power plant as a Qualifying Facility ("QF") pursuant to regulations of the FPSC.

The plant electric generating capacity will be 75 MW, and the fuel will include waste wood products such as yard trimmings, tree bark and wood knots from paper mills. The project is scheduled to commence operations by June 1, 2011. BG&E will build, own and operate the facility.

The FPSC approved a PPA between Progress and BG&E for a similar biomass power plant in November of last year. Operations for this plant are scheduled to commence by January 1, 2011. The initial facility will also have a maximum generating capability 75 MW and use a gasified biomass product as its primary fuel.
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