AEP Will Proceed with North Central Wind Projects Despite Texas Commission Denying Approval

LCG, July 8, 2020--American Electric Power (AEP) announced last Thursday that, following the PUC of Texas not approving AEP subsidiary Southwestern Electric Power Co.'s (SWEPCO) plan to add 309 MW of wind energy to serve Texas customers, AEP will proceed to acquire the entire planned 1,485 MW of North Central wind projects.

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JEA Board Approves Transaction with FPL to Close 848-MW Coal Unit in Georgia

LCG, June 30, 2020--The JEA Board of Directors in a special meeting last Friday unanimously approved a transaction that will result in closing an 848-MW unit at Plant Scherer and entering into a 20-year purchase power agreement (PPA) with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL).

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New York Power Authority Stops Pursuing the Great Lakes Offshore Wind Project

LCG, September 29, 2011--The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees voted to terminate the process without awarding a contract to develop the proposed Great Lakes Offshore Wind Project (GLOW). The evaluation the proposals indicated the project was technically feasible; however, the cost for the 120-MW to 500-MW project proposals would have been two to four times greater than land-based wind.

NYPA estimated that development of a 150-MW GLOW project would have resulted in an estimated annual subsidy ranging from $60 million to $100 million. The subsidy and the current economic conditions were the reasons for the Trustees' action.

"While deciding not to proceed with GLOW, the Power Authority will continue its commitment to developing and implementing wind and other clean alternative energy sources to produce emissions-free power for the benefit of New Yorkers today and for future generations," said Gil C. Quiniones, acting president and chief executive officer, NYPA. "The Power Authority's participation in the evaluation of the LI-NYC Offshore Wind Project and in the regional efforts of such organizations as the Great Lakes Commission and the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative shows NYPA's dedication to affordable and environmentally-sound development of future offshore wind projects in New York State waters."

NYPA, together with Con Edison of New York and the Long Island Power Authority, is continuing to evaluate the LI-NYC Offshore Wind Project in the Atlantic Ocean off the southern coast of Long Island.
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