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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Industry News


Electric power technology corporation Cummins Inc. declared Susan Carter as Vice President - Corporate Controller on March 18, replace Bob Crane, who served Cummins for 25 years. Carter had been part of Honeywell for six years, most recently as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Transportation and Power Systems.

Dixie Barrett has been appointed as vice-president of trading services for Platts. Barrett previously served as vice-president of electronic trading services at Altra Energy Technologies.

Theodore Bennett will take over as corporate vice president of Oklahoma's Kerr-McGee Corporation. Bennet formed a human resources consulting firm last year and has served in executive positions at Comerica and Coca-Cola.

American Electric Power appoints vice president and associate general counsel. Hartsoe has been an attorney with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for eight years as well as holding positions at United Gas Pipeline Company, Enron, and Electric Power Supply Association.

Daniel E. Merchant II will become vice president of business development for Primen, a Wisconsin energy firm. Merchant has served as vice president of sales for USPowerSolutions and in various positions at Enercom.

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