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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Southeast Utilities Increase Commitments to Build Nuclear Reactors

LCG, April 9, 2008--Progress Energy and Southern Company have both announced that agreements have been made with Westinghouse Electric and The Shaw Group Inc. On Monday Progress Energy announced that it had executed a letter of intent with Westinghouse Electric and The Shaw Group Inc. to purchase long-lead materials for new nuclear reactors that are planned to be installed at a greenfield site in Levy County, Florida.

Progress Energy plans to install two, 1,100-MW AP1000 nuclear units, with the first operational in 2016, and the second in the following year. In March, Progress Energy Florida submitted a petition for Determination of Need to the Florida PSC that proposed to construct the two reactors.

On Tuesday, Southern Company announced that it has entered into an Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract (EPC) with a consortium consisting of Westinghouse Electric Company LLC and The Shaw Group Inc.'s Power Group for the engineering, procurement and construction of two AP1000 nuclear units and related facilities. The new units are planned to be installed at an existing nuclear station, Plant Vogtle, located near Augusta, Georgia.

Georgia Power, a Southern Company subsidiary, expects to submit the EPC to the Georgia Public Service Commission May 1, 2008 as a self-build option in connection with the Georgia Power's 2016-2017 capacity request for proposal. The new reactors are scheduled to commence operations in 2016 and 2017.
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