Missouri PSC Approves Grain Belt Express HVDC Transmission Project

LCG, March 22, 2019--The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a request filed by Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC for a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) to construct, own, operate, control, manage and maintain a high-voltage, direct-current (HVDC) transmission line to move power east from wind farms in western Kansas to load centers in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

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FPL Targets 1,490 MW of Solar Capacity for New Community Solar Program

LCG, March 15, 2019--Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) Wednesday filed a proposal with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) for a new community solar program, FPL SolarTogether. Pending PSC approval, FPL plans to install 1,490-MW of capacity at 20 new solar power plants across FPL's service territory to meet anticipated customer enrollment in the program.

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ACCIONA Completes 46-MW Solar Plant in Portugal

LCG, December 31, 2008--ACCIONA Energy announced Monday that it placed into service a 46-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant built in Portugal's Alentejo region near the border with Spain. The facility was constructed by ACCIONA Solar, a subsidiary of ACCIONA Energy, and is owned by entirely by ACCIONA.

The solar facility consists of 262,080 polycrystalline silicon modules mounted upon 2,520 tracking devices designed by ACCIONA that follow the sun's movement across the sky. Each tracking device is approximately 42.7 feet long and 35.7 feet tall. The footprint of the facility covers nearly 620 acres.

ACCIONA invested approximately $370 million in the project.

An initial, 3-MW phase of the project was operational late in 2007. The entire project was built in thirteen months.
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