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

PSEG Solar Source Acquires Solar Projects

LCG, September 24, 2009--PSEG Solar Source, a subsidiary of PSEG Global, yesterday acquired two solar photovoltaic (PV) projects from juwi solar Inc., plus a third solar project totaling nearly 30 MW of electric generating capacity. The three projects are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2010.

The three solar PV projects will use in total 380,000, ground-mounted panels that employ thin film technology provided by First Solar. juwi solar Inc. will provide the engineering, procurement, construction, and initial operation and maintenance services for the projects, which will be owned by PSEG Solar Source.

The first project scheduled to generate power is the Mars Solar Garden facility, a 2.2-MW project located on 18 acres adjacent to Mars Snackfood's U.S. headquarters in New Jersey. Mars Snackfood has contracted for the power, and the project is scheduled to be completed this year.

In Jacksonville, Florida, JEA (the local, municipal utility) will purchase the power and renewable energy credits from a 15-MW solar project located on 100 acres. Commercial opererations are scheduled to commence next summer.

AEP Ohio has contracted for the electricity and renewable energy credits out of the third, 12-MW project located on 80 acres in Wyandot, Ohio.

The three projects in total represent approximately a $100 million investment by PSEG Solar Source.
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