Invenergy's Lackawanna Energy Center Starts Commercial Operations

LCG, January 16, 2019--Invenergy announced yesterday that commercial operations began at the 1,485-MW Lackawanna Energy Center, located near Scranton, Pennsylvania, where it delivers power into the PJM Interconnection system. Construction began in March 2016.

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Enel Starts Construction on the 450-MW High Lonesome Wind Project in Texas

LCG, January 9, 2019--Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), the US renewable energy company of the Enel Group, announced Friday that construction has commenced on the 450-MW High Lonesome Wind Project in west Texas. The project is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2019. Once completed, High Lonesome will be the largest wind farm in Enel's global renewables portfolio.

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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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