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Coal-Fired Generation at the Intermountain Power Project to End in 2025

LCG, May 25, 2017--The owners of the Intermountain Power Project announced on May 23 that they will cease electricity generation fueled by coal in 2025. The decision is driven by the loss of existing customers, environmental regulatory issues, and competition from both gas-fired generation that benefits from low natural gas prices and growing renewable (wind and solar) capacity supported by state renewable portfolio standards (RPS???s).

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DONG Energy Announces Opening of the Burbo Bank Extension Project with 8-MW Offshore Wind Turbines

LCG, May 23, 2017--The Burbo Bank Extension Project, a new offshore wind farm in Liverpool Bay, UK, opened on May 17 and became the first offshore wind farm to make commercial use of the MHI Vestas V164-8.0 MW wind turbines. The wind farm is a joint venture between DONG Energy (50%) and its partners PKA (25%) and KIRKBI A/S, parent company of the LEGO Group (25%).

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Pattern Development Completes 185-MW Wind Project in British Columbia

LCG, February 28, 2017--Pattern Energy Group LP ("Pattern Development") yesterday announced the completion of its 184.6 MW Meikle Wind power project located in British Columbia. The addition of the new capacity increases British Columbia's total installed wind capacity to 673.6 MW, according to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). Main construction on the project commenced in June 2015.

The CEO of Pattern Development stated, "Meikle Wind is now the largest wind facility in British Columbia, increasing the installed wind power capacity in the province by 37 percent. Located in a mountainous region, this project was unique for its construction, design and weather challenges, as well as for our discovery of rare dinosaur tracks during construction, which we donated to the Tumbler Ridge Museum."

The Meikle Wind project is comprised of 61 GE wind turbines, and the facility has a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with BC Hydro. The facility will be managed by 16 operations and maintenance personnel, together with a variety of local subcontractors.
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