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

Austin Energy Selects Gemini for 30-MW, Solar Project

LCG, March 6, 2009--Gemini Solar Development Company LLC announced yesterday that it was selected by Austin Energy to construct a 30-MW, solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Texas. The solar facility will be built approximately 25 miles east of Austin at a 300 acre site owned by the City of Austin. The facility is scheduled to be completed and generating electricity by the end of 2010.

Gemini Solar is a joint venture formed in October 2008 between Suntech Power Holdings Co., a Chinese manufacturer of PV modules, and MMA Renewable Ventures, a subsidiary of Municipal Mortgage & Equity, LLC. Gemini Solar announced that it will own and operate the solar electric generating station, and Austin Energy will buy the electricity under a 25-year, non-escalating power purchase agreement (PPA).
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