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Pacific Power Selects Four Wind Projects to Drive Wind Power Expansion by 2020

LCG, February 23, 2018--Pacific Power announced earlier this week that it has selected four new wind projects to move towards achieving the company's Energy Vision 2020 initiative. The four wind projects are expected to provide 1,311 MW of new installed electric generating capacity at a cost of approximately $1.5 billion. The four projects will expand the company's owned and contracted wind power by more than 60 percent.

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AEP's 2,000-MW Wind Catcher Project Faces Challenge at Oklahoma Corporation Commission

LCG, February 14, 2018--An Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) administrative law judge on Monday recommended against preapproval of Public Service Co. of Oklahoma's request to to charge its ratepayers to support partial ownership of the 2,000-MW Wind Catcher project and to use some of the electricity generated by the project. The utility, a subsidiary of of American Electric Power (AEP), is requesting authorization to recover estimated costs of about $1.36 billion to become part-owner of the Wind Catcher project and to construct a 765-kV transmission line to deliver electricity to a Public Service Co. of Oklahoma (PSO) substation north of Tulsa.

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Construction Begins at Tyr Energy's Hickory Run Energy Center

LCG, August 24, 2017--Tyr Energy, Inc., Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. (Kansai) and Siemens Financial Services, Inc. (Siemens) announced Monday that they have started the construction of the Hickory Run Energy Center, LLC Power Plant, located approximately 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 1,000-MW, gas-fired project is scheduled to achieve a commercial operation date in April 2020.

The Hickory Run Energy Center will be a combined-cycle energy facility. The project includes two Siemens SGT6-8000H gas turbine generators, two heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs), and a Siemens steam turbine generator. The plant is expected to cost approximately $915 million.

The project is well-located among the Marcellus and Utica natural gas production areas, with access to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Zone 4. The power generated by the project will be delivered into the PJM Interconnection.

Tyr Energy, LLC will provide all asset management services upon commercial operations and NAES Corporation (NAES), a Tyr affiliate, will provide operations and maintenance (O&M) to the project.

The project was originally developed by an affiliate of LS Power Associates, LP.
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