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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Georgia EPD Issues Draft Permits for Proposed Coal-fired Power Plant in Georgia

LCG, August 26, 2009--POWER4Georgians, a coalition of Georgia electric membership cooperatives (EMCs), announced yesterday that the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) issued draft permits for their proposed coal-fired, power plant in Georgia. The Georgia EPD issued drafts of the air permit, the surface water withdrawal permit, the groundwater withdrawal permit, and the water discharge permit.

The proposed power station, Plant Washington, would be an 850-MW, electric generating station located on a 1,600-acre site in Washington County, Georgia. The project incorporates supercritical technology to improve efficiency and better enable reduced emissions.
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