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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FPL Energy Announces Plans to Complete Texas Wind Project by End of Year

LCG, April 6, 2005--FPL Energy announced yesterday its plans to construct the Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center, located approximately 15 miles southwest of Abilene in Taylor County, Texas. The generating capacity of the wind farm will be 220.5 MW, which will be provided by 147, 1.5-MW wind turbines.

The preliminary project activities have begun at the site, and major construction to install the generators will commence in the next few weeks. The project, which will be owned and operated by FPL Energy, is expected to be completed no later than December. FPL Energy also owns the 114-MW, Callahan Divide Wind Energy Center in Taylor County.

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