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LS Power to acquire 334 MW hydro portfolio

LS Power has announced its plan to acquire 42 hydro facilities from Hull Street Energy. The run-of-river hydro facilities are located in 11 states and 334 MW in generating capacity. Hull Street Energy began acquiring and improving the hydroelectric plant portfolio in 2017. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of Q1 2023.…

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Natural Gas Consumption by US Power Generators Declines

Natural gas consumption by US electric power generators fell in 2021. The level of natural gas-fired generation declined resulting in consumption falling 3% compared to the 2020 level. The shift marks the first decline in natural gas consumption by the US power sector in over four years. According to the EIA, natural gas prices increased…

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US Electric Generator Construction Cost Trends Shift

Data recently released by the EIA shows utility scale electric generator cost trends have shifted. The new data shows that costs for natural gas and onshore wind generators increased while solar decreased in 2020 compared to 2019. The shift marks the smallest gap between wind, solar, and natural gas generator costs in the US since…

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Vistra Seeks to Extend Comanche Peak Nuclear License

Vistra Corp. has submitted its application to renew the license for the 2,460 MW Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Originally licensed for 30 years, Comanche Peak began operation in 1990, with Unit 2 coming online in 1993. The 20-year license extensions would allow Comanche Peak Units 1 and…

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