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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NTE Energy Moves Towards Construction of 475-MW Combined Cycle Plant in North Carolina

LCG, March 17, 2016--Gemma Power Systems, LLC (GPS) announced Monday that it has received full Notice to Proceed (NTP) to begin activities under an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services contract with NTE Carolinas LLC, an affiliate of NTE Energy, to construct a 475-MW natural gas-fired power plant in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. The plant is scheduled to be commercially online in the latter half of 2018.

The Kings Mountain Energy Center will be a combined cycle electric generating facility comprised of a Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPSA) M501GAC combustion turbine generator, a Vogt Power International supplementary-fired heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) and a Toshiba America Energy Systems steam turbine generator.

Last October NTE awarded to GPS a sister project, the Middletown Energy Center in Ohio, that will employ the same MHPSA M501GAC turbine. The Middletown project is scheduled for completion early in the second quarter of 2018.

The M501GAC turbines are manufactured at MHPSA's Savannah Machinery Works in Georgia. The manufacturing facility started operations in 2010 and shipped its first gas turbine in October, 2012.

It was also recently announced that NTE closed on $387 million in credit and $218 million in equity commitments to build and operate the Kings Mountain Energy Facility.

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