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New York Announces 1,700 MW of New Offshore Wind Projects and 70 Percent Renewables Requirement by 2030

LCG, July 22, 2019--The Governor of New York announced last Thursday that the State has executed the nation's largest offshore wind agreement - totaling approximately 1,700 MW - in U.S. history. The Governor also signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which includes a mandates of 9,000 MW of offshore wind by 2035, 70 percent renewable energy by 2030, plus a Zero-Carbon Emission Electric Sector by 2040.

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Georgia PSC Approves Georgia Power's 2019 IRP

LCG, July 18, 2019--The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) has unanimously approved Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power's 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which was submitted in late January.

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Recovered Energy Generation Projects On-line in North Dakota

LCG, February 13, 2009--Ormat Technologies yesterday announced that two, 5.5 MW recovered energy generation projects recently achieved commercial operations at two compressor stations in North Dakota along the Northern Border Pipeline. Two more projects are scheduled to commence operations by year-end.

The compressor stations are driven by natural gas-fired turbines, and the Ormat heat recovery systems use heat exchangers to extract the energy from the gas turbine exhausts, which are at a temperature of 800-900 degrees F. The energy is used to vaporize a working fluid to drive a turbine in an Organic Rankine Cycle system designed by Ormat Technologies, rather than a traditional steam system using water as the working fluid.

The use of another working fluid not only enables the relatively low temperature exhausts to support the power generation system, but it eliminates the need for water. The design has zero or near zero emissions, and its fuel is the waste heat from the compressor station.

The electricity generated from the projects is under power purchase agreements with Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC) of Bismarck, North Dakota.












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