South Field Energy Breaks Ground for 1,182-MW Power Plant

LCG, May 16, 2019--South Field Energy LLC announced yesterday its groundbreaking for an 1,182-MW, combined-cycle electric generating facility in Columbiana County, Ohio. The natural gas-fired facility is scheduled to commence operations in mid-2021 and represents a $1.3 billion investment.

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Exelon to Shut Down Three Mile Island by September 30, 2019

LCG, May 10, 2019--Exelon Generation announced Wednesday that Three Mile Island Generating Station Unit 1 (TMI) will shut down by September 30, 2019. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) had approved back in 2009 a 20-year extension for the nuclear energy facility through 2034.

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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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