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  1. FERC records 957 MW in new wind, solar power installed in November

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission data indicates that 957 MW of new generation capacity, the vast majority wind and solar power, was installed during November. During the first 11 months of 2016 there have been 19,127 MW of generating capacity installed domestically, compared to 14,473 MW during the same period in 2015, according to the monthly Energy Infrastructure Update from FERC ’s Office of Energy Projects. Here is the FERC office's rundown of the November activity: • Pfzier Inc.’s 5.6 MW natural gas-fired Pfizer Groton Expansion Project in New London County, Connecticut is online. • Javelina Wind Energy II’s 200 MW Javelina Wind Farm Phase II Expansion Project in Webb County, Texas is online. • Courtenay Wind Farm’s 200 MW Courtenay Wind Farm Project in Stutsman County, North Carolina is online. The power generated is sold to Xcel Energy utility Northern States Power (Minnesota) under long-term contract. • Paulding Wind Farm III’s 100.8 MW Timber Road Wind Farm Phase II Expansion Project in Paulding County, Ohio is online. The power generated is sold to American Electric Power under long-term contract. • Peak View Wind Energy’s 60 MW Peak View Wind Farm Project in Las Animas County, Colorado is online. • Southern Power Co.’s 150 MW RE Roserock Solar Farm Project in Pecos County, Texas is online. The power generated by the Southern Co. utility is sold to Austin Energy under long-term contract. • Comanche Solar PV’s 120 MW Comanche Solar Wind Project in Pueblo County, Colorado is online. The power generated is sold to Public Service Co. of Colorado under long-term contract. • Georgia Power’s 30 MW Fort Gordon Solar Project in Richmond County, Georgia is online. • Citizens Solar Holding VI’s 20 MW Old Midville Solar Project in Jenkins County, Georgia is online. The power generated is sold to Southern utility Georgia Power under long-term contract. • Antelope DSR II’s 5 MW Antelope DSR II Phase 1 Solar Project in Los Angeles County, California is online. The power generated is sold to Southern California Public Power Authority under long-term contract. • SJA Solar’s 20 MW SJA Solar Project in Worchester County, Massachusetts is online. • Solar Star Arizona VIII’s 20 MW Sulphur Springs Solar Project in Cochise County, Arizona is online. The power generated is sold to Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Coop. Inc. under long-term contract. • Indiana Michigan Power’s 4.8 MW Watervliet Solar Project in Berrien County, Michigan is online. • Blue Sphere Corp.’s 5.2 MW municipal solid waste-to-energy Charlotte Biomass Project in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is online. The power generated is sold to Duke Energy under long-term contract.

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    Thu, 12 Jan 2017

  2. Major Wind, Solar Projects Came Online During November

    During the first 11 months of 2016 there have been 19,127 MW of generating capacity installed domestically, compared to 14,473 MW during the same period in 2015.

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    Wed, 11 Jan 2017

  3. San Diego entities seek interest related to 500-MW pumped storage project

    The San Diego County Water Authority and the City of San Diego said Jan. 6 that they have taken a step toward the possibility of helping the region meet its future energy needs through a new pumped storage opportunity at the San Vicente Reservoir site.

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    Fri, 6 Jan 2017

  4. NEI asks incoming Trump administration to promote nuclear power

    The energy sector has always been heavily shaped by government policy, NEI said in its policy memorandum to the Trump administration

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    Fri, 30 Dec 2016

  1. FERC issues 50-year operating license to 400-MW Gordon Butte Pumped Storage hydro project

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    Fri, 23 Dec 2016

  2. FERC give NRG's troubled cogeneration power plant a break

    Plant doesn't have to meet QF efficiency standards for 2016 and 2017

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    Wed, 14 Dec 2016

  3. In energy review, DOE calls for upgrading power grid technology

    DOE said that of the initial report’s 63 recommendations, 21 are fully or partially reflected in federal law and 29 have been fully implemented through actions by the administration

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  4. FERC seeks input on new licenses for two West Virginia hydroelectric facilities

    The  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission  on Dec. 9 released a draft environmental assessment for 30 days of public comment on a December 2015 application from Hawks Nest Hydro LLC for new licenses to continue operating the existing Hawks Nest Hydroelectric Project and Glen Ferris Hydroelectric ...

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    Wed, 14 Dec 2016

  5. FERC rejects appeal over its authority on small hydro projects on Reclamation properties

    The members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 22 decided that the commission has no authority to permit grandfathered small "conduit" hydroelectric projects on the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's sprawling water management system under a 2013 law that promotes the development of ...

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    Thu, 22 Sep 2016

  6. Supreme Court Finds Maryland Power Generation Law Preempted by FERC Jurisdiction

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled April 19 that a power generation program in Maryland, which is a de-regulated state, is preempted because it disregards the interstate wholesale rate required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ( FERC ).

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    Wed, 20 Apr 2016

  7. Former FERC Chair Wellinghoff Joins SolarCity as Chief Policy Officer

    Jon Wellinghoff, former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ( FERC ), has joined SolarCity at its Chief Policy Officer.

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    Fri, 8 Apr 2016

  8. Obama names North Dakotan to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

    President Obama has nominated Republican Tony Clark of the North Dakota Public Service Commission to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission , succeeding Commissioner Marc Spitzer who left FERC in December.

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    Thu, 26 Jan 2012

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