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Impacts of COVID-19 Virus on Electricity Demand

LCG, March 27, 2020 -- Jeremy Platt, an energy scientist, Palo Alto has made some early analysis of impact of COVID -19 on electricity demand using the grid operators data published by LCG. Data from several areas of the country offer early and near real-time views of impacts of the economic slowdown due to evolving regional and statewide coronavirus mitigation strategies.

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California PUC Targets Doubling Renewable Energy by 2030

LCG, March 27, 2020--The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) yesterday unanimously approved a new emissions target for its electric sector that would double California's clean energy capacity through 2030 and effectively block new natural gas-fired electric generating facilities.

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New York State Okays 800 Megawatt Sithe Plant

LCG, Jan. 24, 2001Sithe Energies Inc. said this morning that the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment had granted in a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need for an 800 megawatt power plant proposed for the Town of Scriba near Oswego, N.Y.

The new facility, called Heritage Station, is a joint venture between Sithe and General Electric Co. and will use GE's latest gas turbine equipment. Construction is expected to begin this spring with commercial operation penciled in for 2004.

"This approval demonstrates that a collective effort among the electric generation industry, localresidents and public officials can contribute real solutions to New York's present and future electricityneeds," said Barry Sullivan, Sithe's vice chairman.

The new power plant will be built adjacent to Sithe's existing Independence Station in Scriba.

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