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ELP Volume 77 Issue 9
KN Marketing, a subsidiary of KN Energy Inc. will provide natural gas and fuel management service for a 600 MW merchant power plant in Elwood, Ill., owned by Elwood Energy LLC, a joint venture of Peoples Energy Corp., Chicago, and Dominion Resources Inc., Richmond, Va. KN will supply the plant with up to about 10 billion cubic feet of natural gas per year and manage the plant`s fuel service, including supplying, balancing and managing storage and transportation.
Cummins Engine Co. subsidiary Cummins Power Generation Americas and Wartsila NSD North America Inc. formed Combined Energy Systems to provide natural gas and light fuel oil fired distributed energy equipment and services to the North American energy market. CES will be headquartered in Annapolis, Md.
A day care center received a phone call from the building superintendent, advi- sing the center that within minutes the building`s electricity would be cut off. No estimate was given for the length of the blackout. Facing the prospect of several dozen frightened children stuck inside unlit, unventilated rooms, the administrator and staff herded the kids out onto a strip of lawn separating the building from Chicago traffic. There they waited until their parents could pick them up.
Federal deregulation of electricity has created a perpetual stalemate in Congress. Despite media reports of signs of momentum on Capitol Hill, Congress continues to falter when faced with restructuring legislation. The lack of federal presence in restructuring, combined with the active restructuring role undertaken by states, has left Congress grasping for suitable compromise legislation.
Great River Energy, a G&T cooperative in Elk River, Minn., plans to construct a 445 MW natural gas-fired facility near Pleasant Valley, Minn. Construction will begin in the second quarter of 2000. The plant will provide peaking power to Great River Energy`s 29 member distribution cooperatives beginning in spring 2001.