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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Calpine Receives Project Financing to Complete Metcalf Energy Center

LCG, February 3, 2005--Calpine Corporation announced yesterday that it had received a $100 million, non-recourse credit facility from ING Capital LLC and Bayerische Landesbank's New York operations to complete the Metcalf Energy Center, located in San Jose, California. Commercial operations of the 600-MW, combined-cycle power plant are planned to commence in June 2005.

Calpine stated that it will sell the entire output from the gas-fired plant to its wholly ownedsubsidiary, Calpine Energy Services, L.P., who in turn will sell power to large wholesale customers and into the daily energy market. The project finance facility will mature in July 2008.

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