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The doors of a new power generation facility in Minnesota were opened to the public late last month. On July 27, the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency and its partner, Avant Energy, invited area residents to tour MMPA's Shakopee Energy Park, a 46-MW natural gas-powered facility that began operating earlier this year.
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Calpine Corporation announced on Aug. 18 that it has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Energy Capital Partners, along with a consortium of investors led by Access Industries and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
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The Nebraska Public Power District in late December said it was preparing to begin 2016 with new power supply contracts in place with a majority of its wholesale customers.
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The Supreme Court's decision to put the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan on hold has largely halted state planning aimed at implementing the carbon dioxide emissions reduction rule, according to Travis Kavulla, president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and a member of the Montana Public Service Commission.
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Alliant Energy on July 27 said it will invest approximately $1 billion to expand its wind energy operations in Iowa.
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New wind power capacity surged in the U.S. in 2015 and is likely to continue to grow rapidly in the next five years, according to an annual wind energy report from the Department of Energy.