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Utilities complete 765-kV line in Indiana; regulators clear Wind Catcher project

AEP/Duke venture, NIPSCO complete 765-kV line in Indiana

Pioneer Transmission LLC, a joint venture between Duke Energy Corp. and American Electric Power Co. Inc., and NiSource Inc. subsidiary Northern Indiana Public Service Co. have completed a 765-kV transmission line running about 70 miles in Indiana.

La. regulators sign off on 2,000-MW Wind Catcher project

The Louisiana Public Service Commission on June 20 signed off on a settlement agreement that certifies the continued construction and Southwestern Electric Power Co.'s acquisition of the 2,000-MW Wind Catcher Wind Farm. The project will be acquired by AEP subsidiaries Southwestern Electric Power and Public Service Co. of Oklahoma.

NJ regulators reject JCP&L's proposed 10-mile, 230-kV transmission line

After a nearly two-year review, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities voted against an overhead 230-kV transmission line proposed by FirstEnergy Corp. unit Jersey Central Power & Light Co.

Eversource says jet plowing proposed NH power line is cheaper than drilling

A state-ordered study by Eversource Energy determined that burying the transmission lines of the Seacoast Reliability Project under New Hampshire's Little Bay using "jet plow" technology is the best crossing method.

TVA to build dry coal ash storage landfill at Cumberland plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority plans to build a new dry storage landfill for the future handling and storage of coal ash byproducts at the 2,522-MW Cumberland power plant in Stewart County, Tenn.

NextEra to repower wind farm in North Dakota

NextEra Energy Inc. is planning to repower its Langdon wind farm in Cavalier County, N.D., boosting the facility's installed capacity to 170.16 MW from 159 MW.

Consumers Energy plans to retire 515 MW of coal, add 5,000 MW of solar

CMS Energy Corp. subsidiary Consumers Energy Co. is proposing to retire two aging coal-fired units with a combined capacity of 515 MW at the Karn generating complex in Bay City, Mich., in 2023, as part of the company's commitment to move away from coal-fired generation, it said in a June 13 news release.

Connecticut picks Deepwater Wind to supply 200 MW of offshore wind

Connecticut officials have chosen Deepwater Wind to provide distribution utilities 200 MW from the developer's 600-MW Revolution Wind Offshore project.

PG&E taps Vistra and Tesla for big battery contracts to supplant gas plants

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is one step closer to walking away from contracts with three existing Calpine Corp. natural gas-fired power plants in Northern California after requesting approval of four major energy storage projects proposed to come online in 2019 and 2020. Relying on lithium-ion batteries, the facilities would add a combined 567.5 MW of four-hour energy storage in a capacity-constrained corner of the PG&E Corp. subsidiary's service territory.

Lake Erie offshore wind project recommended to proceed

Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. received a recommendation for conditional approval from the staff of the Ohio Power Siting Board to build the Icebreaker offshore wind project in Lake Erie, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported.

After another try, developer gets approval for 400-MW wind farm in South Dakota

Months after rejecting an earlier proposal, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission said Geronimo Energy can go ahead with construction of its proposed Crocker Wind Farm.

Competitive Power achieves operation at 805-MW gas plant in Connecticut

Competitive Power Ventures Holdings LLC and GE Energy Financial Services achieved commercial operation at the 805-MW gas-fired Towantic Energy Center in Oxford, Conn.

Cooperative Energy plans coal-to-gas switching at 400-MW plant in Mississippi

Mississippi-based wholesale power provider Cooperative Energy plans to convert its 400-MW R.D. Morrow coal-fired facility to a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle plant within five years.

Avangrid scraps plans for 100-MW wind farm in New York

After pushing back construction for several years, Avangrid Inc. unit Avangrid Renewables LLC decided not to build the planned 100-MW North Ridge wind farm in Saint Lawrence County, N.Y.

EDF Renewables, Alliant Energy sign deal for 200 MW of wind in Iowa

EDF Renewables signed a contract with Alliant Energy Corp. to develop and construct up to 200 MW of the Golden Plains Wind Project in Winnebago and Kossuth counties, Iowa.