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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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Albiasa Proposes 200-MW Solar Project in Arizona

LCG, April 22, 2009--Albiasa Solar, a Spanish company, Monday announced plans to construct a 200-MW solar electric generating system in northwest Arizona. The estimated project cost is $1 billion, and the project could be completed by 2013.

The facility will employ a concentrated solar design, which reflects the solar energy with mirrors on tubes filled with liquid. The heated liquid is used to create steam that drives steam turbines.

The project will include a thermal storage system of molten salt to provide energy for power generation when direct solar energy is inadequate, thereby increasing the dispatchability of the plant. The project will be developed at a 1,400-acre site near Kingman, Arizona.

An Albiasa spokesperson stated that the company is discussing the project with utilities in Arizona and other states.

Albiasa has U.S. offices in San Francisco, California and Phoenix, Arizona.
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