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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Iberdrola Commissions Three Wind Farms Across the U.S.

LCG, January 24, 2013--Iberdrola announced early this week that its installed capacity has increased by 265 MW following the commissioning of three wind farms located in California, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

The largest of the three wind farms is the 189-MW Manzana Wind Farm, located in the Tehachapi area near the town of Rosamond, California. The project includes 126 of GE's 1.5-MW wind turbines. San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 100 MW of the plant output, and the City of Santa Clara?s Silicon Valley Power (SVP) has a 20-year PPA for 50 MW.

In New Hampshire, the 48-MW Groton Wind Farm is sited along two ridge features in the town of Groton and consists of 24 Gamesa G87, 2.0-MW wind turbines.

The third project is the 28.5-MW Hoosac Wind Power Project, located in Massachusetts. The project includes 19, 1.5-MW turbines from GE, and all of the energy is under a PPA with NSTAR Electric, a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities.
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