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Xcel Energy, EVRAZ North America and Lightsource BP Announce 250-MW Solar Project in Colorado

LCG, October 1, 2019--Xcel Energy, EVRAZ North America and Lightsource BP announced Friday that they have reached a long-term agreement to develop a 240-MW solar facility in Colorado. Lightsource BP will finance, build, own and operate the Bighorn Solar project and sell all the electricity it generates to Xcel Energy under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA). The project will be built on EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel property in Pueblo, making it the largest on-site solar facility dedicated to a single customer in the country.

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Duke Energy Plans to Pursue Second Nuclear Operating License Renewals for Nuclear Fleet

LCG, September 20, 2019--Duke Energy announced yesterday that it will seek to renew the operating licenses of the 11 reactors it operates at six nuclear stations in the Carolinas for an additional 20 years. The company plans to submit the license renewal application for Oconee Nuclear Station in 2021, followed by its other nuclear stations.

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CPV, GE and ArcLight Announce Financial Closing for Woodbridge Energy Center

LCG, September 23, 2013--Competitive Power Ventures (CPV), GE Energy Financial Services and ArcLight Capital Partners (ArcLight) announced Friday that they have closed financing for the $842 million CPV Woodbridge Energy Center in New Jersey. Project construction on the 700-MW, natural gas-fired, combined cycle facility is scheduled to commence this quarter, with commercial operation as early as the first quarter of 2016.

The project is owned by CPV, ArcLight and Toyota Tsusho and will be operated by an affiliate of ArcLight. GE is providing financing, technology and services, including a 16-year contractual services agreement (CSA). According to the announcement, the project capacity is expected to be sold through 15-year Standard Offer Capacity Agreements (SOCA) with New Jersey utilities, and energy through a hedge.

GE will deliver its FlexEfficiency* 60 combined-cycle technology and engineering services for the project. The package includes two, fast-start 216-MW 7F 5-series gas turbine generators, one D-11A steam turbine generator in a "2x1" configuration and two duct-fired, triple-pressure reheat heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs).

The CPV Woodbridge Energy Center will convert a former chemical plant site into a power generation facility.

CPV's president stated, "Land reclamation, environmental benefits, strong community acceptance, a powerful economic impact and labor support: This project is what smart energy development looks like in 2013."
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