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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Industry News

Manitoba Hydro Proceeds with 300-MW Wind Farm

LCG, November 25, 2008--Manitoba Hydro yesterday announced that it has executed an agreement with Babcock & Brown for the 300-MW wind farm in Canada, near St. Joseph in southern Manitoba. The proposed St. Joseph Wind Energy Project is still subject to regulatory approvals and a power purchase agreement (PPA) whereby Manitoba Hydro will purchase the power from Babcock & Brown.

The St. Joseph Wind Energy Project will include 130 wind turbines. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2009, and power is to be delivered to the grid as early as 2011. The project developer is BowArk Energy.

In 2007 Manitoba Hydro issued a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 300-MW wind projects and received 84 proposals. In April of this year, the St. Joseph Wind Energy Project was selected From a short-list of ten projects.
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