New York Announces 1,700 MW of New Offshore Wind Projects and 70 Percent Renewables Requirement by 2030

LCG, July 22, 2019--The Governor of New York announced last Thursday that the State has executed the nation's largest offshore wind agreement - totaling approximately 1,700 MW - in U.S. history. The Governor also signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which includes a mandates of 9,000 MW of offshore wind by 2035, 70 percent renewable energy by 2030, plus a Zero-Carbon Emission Electric Sector by 2040.

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Georgia PSC Approves Georgia Power's 2019 IRP

LCG, July 18, 2019--The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) has unanimously approved Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power's 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which was submitted in late January.

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Construction Complete on Iberdrola Renewables' North Dakota Wind Project

LCG, December 30, 2009--Iberdrola Renewables yesterday announced that construction of the Rugby Wind Power Project is complete. The $300 million project has an electric generating capacity of 149 MW.

The Rugby Wind Power Project is sited in north central North Dakota, near the town of Rugby. The wind farm includes 71, 2.1-MW Suzlon wind turbines. The tower total height is 407 feet, and the rotor diameter is nearly 290 feet. Construction began in the spring of 2009, and commercial operation commenced on December 1.

As announced last April, Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) will purchase 40 MW of output from the Rugby Wind Power Project, with the remaining generating capacity available for purchase.

MRES is an organization of 60 member communities in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. A MRES spokesperson stated last April that, "There are a number of reasons why we chose to participate in the Rugby Wind Project. For one, this project fits very well with our strategy of investing in renewable energy and it is appealing because of the available transmission. Also, it helps us comply with renewable energy requirements in each of the four states in which MRES has members."
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