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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Catamount Wind Project Reaches Commercial Operations in Texas

LCG, February 24, 2005--Catamount Energy Corp. (Catamount) yesterday announced that its 91.5-MW wind farm has reached full commercial operations this month. The project, Sweetwater 2, is located in Nolan County, Texas and includes 61, 1.5-MW GE turbines.

The project developer was DKRW Energy LLC, and the project was funded by Catamount and Babcock & Brown. With the completion of the project, Catamount, an unregulated affiliate of CVPS (Central Vermont Public Service), now has part ownership in a total of 129 MW of wind projects, with additions planned for 2005. One Pennsylvania-based project Catamount is currently pursuing is the development of a 47-turbine wind farm located in Jackson and McIntyre townships.

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