Ameren places Mark Twain transmission line into service
Ameren Corp. subsidiary Ameren Transmission Co. of Illinois completed and placed its 96-mile, 345-kV Mark Twain transmission line and substation in northeast Missouri into service, in line with expectations.
Maine land-use agency staff backs Central Maine Power transmission line
The staff of a Maine regulatory agency that oversees land use in unorganized rural areas of the state said Avangrid Inc. subsidiary Central Maine Power Co.'s proposed New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line project is allowed under state land-use rules.
Mo. lawmaker revives bill targeting Grain Belt Express transmission line
Missouri lawmakers are once again considering a bill aimed at the Grain Belt Express transmission project.
BLM advances $1B battery-backed solar project in Nevada
The Gemini Solar + Battery Storage Project with 690 MW of solar photovoltaics and 380 MW of battery storage, is underpinned by a recently approved 25-year power purchase agreement between NV Energy Inc. and an affiliate of private equity investor Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners Pty. Ltd., which is developing the project with California-based Arevia Power.
US government OKs long-delayed, $1B First Solar plant in California
The U.S. government has approved First Solar Inc.'s proposed $1 billion Desert Quartzite Solar Project on roughly 3,000 acres of public land in eastern Riverside County, Calif. The project has been under development since 2007.
Developer proposes adding capacity to gas plant under construction in Ohio
Guernsey Power Station LLC asked the Ohio Power Siting Board to approve an amendment to its certificate of environmental compatibility and public need, allowing it to add another 225 MW to its already-approved Guernsey Power Station in Guernsey County, Ohio, in the Utica and Marcellus shale regions.
Wisconsin approves Nemadji Trail gas-fired power plant
Wisconsin regulators verbally approved the proposed 625-MW Nemadji Trail Energy Center but said the final written order would contain conditions meant to mitigate the project's environmental impact. The Wisconsin Public Service Commission voted 2-1 to grant a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the combined-cycle, natural gas plant proposed to be built in Superior, Wis., by ALLETE Inc. subsidiary South Shore Energy and Dairyland Power Cooperative.
Cryogenic energy storage startup advances development of US projects
Energy storage technology startup Highview Power and project developer Encore Renewable Energy announced a 50-MW project planned in northern Vermont with more than eight hours of energy storage, one of several so-called cryogenic energy storage systems under development in the U.S.
Pattern Energy starts repowering work at Texas wind farm
Pattern Energy Group Inc. closed financing and started construction on the repowering of the Texas Gulf Wind project in Kenedy County, Texas. Upon completion, the project will generate 271 MW of electricity.
Enel begins operations at Texas solar, Illinois wind projects
Enel Green Power North America Inc. began commercial operations at the 252-MW first phase of the Roadrunner solar project in Texas and the 66-MW Whitney Hill wind project in Illinois.
Duke Energy Renewables energizes 200-MW wind farm in Texas
Duke Energy Corp. subsidiary Duke Energy Renewables Inc. announced that its 200-MW wind farm in Starr County, Texas, has started commercial operation.
AEP Renewables cancels 100-MW wind facility in Michigan
American Electric Power Co. Inc. subsidiary AEP Renewables has decided to cease development of the 100-MW Kenowa Ridge Wind Energy Project in Muskegon County, Mich.
NRC grants TVA early site permit for SMR nuclear power project at Clinch River
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently issued an early site permit for a small modular reactor project that the Tennessee Valley Authority is considering building at its Clinch River site near Oak Ridge, Tenn.