Wisconsin PSC Backs Construction of Gas-Fired Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:21:31 +0000

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Construction of a $700 million natural gas-fired power plant near the Wisconsin-Minnesota border was authorized by Wisconsin regulators on Jan. 16, over the objections of environmental groups who have said the plant is not needed. Dairyland Power Cooperative and Minnesota Power would jointly own the 625-MW Nemadji Trail Energy Center, which on its current timeline […]

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Sunflower Finally Scraps Plans for 895-MW Kansas Coal Plant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 19:44:35 +0000

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Sunflower Electric Power Corp. has abandoned plans to build the $2.8 billion Holcomb Expansion after its partner on the 895-MW coal-fired power plant project in Kansas, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, announced it would no longer pursue the project. Sunflower said on Jan. 15 it will allow the project’s air permit, for which it once […]

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Report: Investment in Renewables Hit Record High in 2019

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 19:33:18 +0000

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Financial support for installations of offshore wind projects helped investment in renewable energy capacity hit a record high in 2019, according to data from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF) released Jan. 16. The group said worldwide investment in renewables was $282.2 billion last year, up 1% from $280.2 billion in 2018. Financing of offshore wind projects, […]

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EIA: Renewables Will Surge Past Coal, Nuclear to 22% of U.S. Power Mix in 2021

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:27:33 +0000

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its first forecast for 2021 suggests the share of renewables in the utility-scale U.S. power generation mix will surge to 22%, up from 17% last year, while coal and nuclear’s shares will be further diminished. According to the agency’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), released Jan. 14, coal’s […]

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EIA: Renewables Will Surge to 22% of U.S. Power Mix in 2021

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:27:33 +0000

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its first forecast for 2021 suggests the share of renewables in the utility-scale U.S. power generation mix will surge to 22%, up from 17% last year, while coal and nuclear’s shares will be further diminished. According to the agency’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), released Jan. 14, coal’s […]

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Exelon Installs New Accident Tolerant Fuel at Illinois Nuclear Plant

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:50:56 +0000

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Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF), a GE-led joint venture with Hitachi Ltd. that supplies boiling water reactor fuel and fuel-related services around the world, said lead test assemblies utilizing its ARMOR-coated zirconium cladding and IronClad Accident Tolerant Fuel solutions have been installed at Exelon’s Clinton nuclear plant in Illinois. “We continue to work with our customers […]

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Tri-State Will Close Its Last Coal Units in Colorado, New Mexico

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 19:35:09 +0000

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Colorado-based power cooperative Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association on Jan. 9 announced it will retire its lone New Mexico coal-fired unit by the end of this year, and cease operations of its remaining Colorado coal units, and the company’s coal mine, by 2030. Tri-State, which said the closures will impact about 600 workers, said state […]

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New York Is Fertile Ground for Clean Energy

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 15:32:05 +0000

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When many people are asked which state is leading the U.S. toward a renewable energy future, California is the first that comes to mind. And while California is worthy of such distinction, it’s not the only state with a progressive clean-energy agenda. New York should also be part of the conversation. On Jan. 8, New […]

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PJM Stakeholders at Odds on Timing for Next Capacity Auction

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 15:19:42 +0000

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PJM Interconnection will not run a base residual auction (BRA) until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approves recalculated Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) floor prices for new and existing resources as directed by the federal entity’s ground-shaking Dec. 19 capacity market order. But when that will occur is still highly uncertain. In a presentation […]

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Deal Announced to Close Louisiana Coal Unit

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 03:38:53 +0000

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The Arkansas Public Service Commission on Jan. 8 approved a plan to retire the Dolet Hills power plant, a coal-fired unit in Mansfield, Louisiana that serves part of the state. The Sierra Club, one of the environmental groups that had called for the plant’s closure, announced the Arkansas PSC had approved a settlement with Southwestern […]

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