Siemens Energy to Provide Hydrogen-Capable Gas Turbines to OPPD

LCG, June 18, 2021--Siemens Energy announced yesterday that Siemens Energy will provide two F-Class turbines to power Omaha Public Power District's (OPPD) new Turtle Creek Station Peaking Plant in Papillion, Nebraska.

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Summer 2021 Resource Adequacy Scenarios- Revised Report

LCG June 11, 2021--LCG Consulting (LCG) has released its analysis of resource adequacy in ERCOT for summer 2021, as we do each spring.

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Xcel and enXco Announce Agreement for North Dakota and Minnesota Wind Projects

LCG, November 4, 2008--Xcel Energy and enXco announced Friday plans to develop two wind projects totaling 351 MW of electric generating capacity before the year 2012. enXco will develop and build the projects, with Xcel Energy seeking necessary regulatory approvals. Once the projects are complete, a utility subsidiary of Xcel Energy, Northern States Power Company, will take ownership.

EnXco will develop the Nobles Wind Project in southwestern Minnesota. The project will have an electric generating capacity of 201 MW and is scheduled to commence operations in 2010.

The Merricourt Wind Project is sited in southeastern North Dakota and will have a capacity of 150 MW and will include 100 1.5-MW wind turbines. The estimated cost of the project is $400 million. The project is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2011.

Minnesota passed a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) in 2007 that includes specific targets for Xcel Energy, including a requirement that eligible renewable electricity account for 30 percent of total retail electricity sales in Minnesota by the end of 2020. Furthermore, 25 percent of the renewable electricity must be generated by wind-energy systems.
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