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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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Duke's IGCC Project Clears Regulatory Hurdles

LCG, January 8, 2009--Duke Energy's proposed integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) project yesterday received favorable rulings from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC). The revised cost estimate of $2.35 billion, which reflects a $365 million dollar increase, was approved by the IURC, together with a proposed study regarding carbon emission capture and sequestration.

The coal-fired, IGCC project will be built at Duke's existing Edwardsport Generating Station near Vincennes, Indiana. Once the new, 630-MW power plant is operational, the old facilities, which include coal and oil units that have a capacity of 160-MW, will be retired. Construction on the project commenced last year and is scheduled for completion in 2012.

With the IGCC design, synthetic gas created from coal is used in a gas turbine to generate electricity. The hot exhaust gas from the turbine heats water to produce steam to power a steam turbine and generate electricity a second time. The gasification process offers the potential for lower cost solutions to capture and sequester CO2, which may assist in efforts to thwart global warming. Duke's study will explore capturing and storing carbon dioxide permanently in underground geologic formations.

Duke filed an application for a "Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity" (CPCN) with the IURC to build the plant in September 2006. In November 2007, the IURC directed Duke to develop carbon capture and storage studies for the project, and Duke filed its plans in May 2008, together with the $365 million cost increase request.
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