Los Angeles Moves A Step Closer to Approving Huge Solar with Battery Storage Installation

LCG, September 12, 2019--The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a plan on September 10 to install a 300-MW/1,200-MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) located at 8minute Solar Energy's (8mSE) Eland Solar and Storage Center.

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FERC Accepts LNG Permit Application from Commonwealth

LCG, September 4, 2019--Commonwealth Projects, LLC yesterday announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has formally accepted Commonwealth LNG, LLC's filing application to construct one liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant at the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico near Cameron, Louisiana. The company stated that it is on schedule to commence operations in the first quarter of 2024.

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Industry News

MidAmerican Energy's Wind XII Project Approved

LCG, December 6, 2018--The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) on Tuesday approved MidAmerican Energy Company's proposed Wind XII project. With the approval, the company is poised to install up to 591 MW of new wind turbines to add to electric generating capacity in Iowa. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2021, and the estimated construction cost of the project is $922 million.

The order by the IUB states that MidAmerican has satisfied conditions in Iowa Code for advance ratemaking principles associated with the project. In the settlement agreement, the ratemaking principles approved establish a cost cap. The agreement includes an allowed return on the common equity portion of Wind XII that will be included in Iowa electric rate base at 11 percent.

MidAmerican filed its Wind XII request for advance ratemaking principles with the Board on May 30, 2018.
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