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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Basin Electric to Buy Power from NextEra Wind Farm Project in South Dakota

LCG, September 11, 2009--Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) and NextEra Energy Resources executed an agreement to develop a 99-MW wind farm in Day County, South Dakota. Basin Electric will purchase the power from the wind farm, and NextEra Energy will build, own and operate the project.

The Day County Wind Farm will include 66, 1.5-MW wind turbines, and the project is scheduled to commence commercial operation by the middle of next year.

Basin Electric has a number of other wind projects. In North Dakota, it is constructing a 115.5-MW project scheduled to be completed early next year. In South Dakota, Basin Electric plans to construct a 151.5-MW project for completion late next year or early 2011.
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