How to Make the Grid Secure

LCG March 1, 2021--February’s winter weather has brought a new level of uncertainty to the Texas grid, on top of rapid renewables growth and hot summer weather. Not only did the blackouts solidify the need to plan for extreme weather in winter and summer, but they also brought Texas residents, the governor, and the legislature into a public conversation about demand-supply planning.

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Long Ridge Energy Announces Plans to Allow Transition to 100 Percent Hydrogen

LCG, March 4, 2021--Ohio's Long Ridge Energy Generation is retrofitting its 485-MW combined-cycle power plant to use a blend of natural gas and carbon-free hydrogen, making it the nation's first large gas turbine plant to transition operations to hydrogen fuel.

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Industry News

Ontario's 166-MW Comber Wind Project Completed

LCG, January 5, 2012--Mortenson Construction announced that it has completed construction of the Comber Wind Farm, located in Essex County, Ontario. The project was developed by Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners (BREP).

The Comber Wind Farm includes 72, 2.3-MW Siemens wind turbines with a combined electric generating capacity of 165.6 MW. The Siemens wind turbines incorporate a 101-meter rotor on an 80-meter tower. Groundbreaking for Comber project was in October 2010, and turbine deliveries started in mid-May.

The electricity generated by the Comber Wind Farm is covered under a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Ontario Power Authority.

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