TVA Board Votes to Retire Over 2,000 MW of Coal-fired Generation

LCG, February 14, 2019--The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board voted today to retire both the Paradise Unit 3 and Bull Run coal-fired power plants within the next few years. The closures will reduce the TVA fleet electric generating capacity by 2,031 MW.

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MHPS to Supply Three J Class Turbines for Power Project in Virginia

LCG, February 8, 2019--Balico, LLC and Gemma Power Systems selected Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPS) and its J Class turbines for the 1,600-MW Chickahominy Power Station project in Virginia. The combined cycle power plant will deliver power into the PJM regional transmission grid and is scheduled for completion in 2022.

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Sempra Generation Invests in Fowler Ridge Wind Farm Expansion

LCG, September 18, 2009--Sempra Generation, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, yesterday announced that it is now an equal partner with BP Wind Energy in the development of the second phase of the Fowler Ridge Wind Farm in Indiana. Fowler Ridge II Wind Farm is a 200-MW expansion of a 400-MW wind farm located in Benton County.

BP Wind Energy began construction on the expansion in July of this year. The 200-MW capacity addition is scheduled to deliver power to the grid in the first quarter of next year.

There are four, 50-MW, long-term power purchase agreements (PPA's) for the electricity generated from the Fowler Ridge II Wind Farm. Three agreements are with operating units of American Electric Power (AEP), and one PPA is with Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana.

The Fowler Ridge II Wind Farm is on a 17,000-acre site located approximately 90 miles northwest of Indianapolis. The expansion includes 133 GE wind turbine generators, each with a rated capacity of 1.5 MW.

Construction began on the initial phase of the Fowler Ridge Wind Farm in early 2008, and full commercial operation was achieved in April of this year. Phase I includes 182 Vestas 1.65-MW turbines and 40 Clipper 2.5-MW turbines.
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