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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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Michael D. Capellas, chairman and chief executive of Compaq Computer Corp., has been elected a director of Dynegy Inc.

Mark S. Dodson has been named president and chief operating officer of Northwest natural Gas Co.. He has been senior vice president for public affairs and general counsel since 1997.

Rance Hall has been named chief financial officer for Duke Energy Generation Services, the wholesale merchant power plant business of Duke Energy Corp. He joins DEGS from Duke/Fluor Daniel, a joint venture between Duke and Fluor Corp., where he was chief financial officer and vice president for finance and administration.

Eduardo Noriega has been appointed manager of the northeast Georgia service area of Atlanta Gas Light Co. A native of Argentina who has been living in the United States since 1983, Noriega has more than a decade of experience in the natural gas industry including a position in management with Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania in addition to serving as a design engineer for the company.

H. John Riley Jr., chairman, president and chief executive of Cooper Industries, Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of electrical products, tools and hardware, has been elected a director of Dynegy Inc.

Andrew B. Stroud Jr. has joined Kansas City Power & Light Co. as vicepresident for human resources. He previously occupied the same position with Evenflo Co. in Vandalia, Ohio.

Gordon van Welie has been appointed president and chief executive of ISO New England Inc., effective June 1. He replaces acting chief executive William W. Berry, who remains chairman.

Dominion Resources Announces Three Nuclear Changes
Dominion Resources Inc. unit Dominion Energy announced three changes within its nuclear organization in Virginia and Connecticut. All changes are effective June 1.

  • Raymond P. Necci, vice president for nuclear technical services at Millstone Power Station in Waterford, Conn., will become vice president for nuclear operations.

  • J. Alan Price will succeed Necci as vice president for nuclear technical services at Millstone. He is presently director of nuclear engineering for Dominion Energy's Virginia nuclear power stations, North Anna and Surry.

  • Eugene S. Grecheck vice president for nuclear operations at Millstone, will become vicepresident for nuclear support services in Richmond, Va.

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