Calpine plans application in July for expanded Mankato plant

Mankato Energy Center II LLC, a unit of Calpine Corp. (NYSE: CPN), filed a June 29 notice with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission that it plans to file in July a site permit application for a 345-MW expansion of the existing Mankato power plant.

The commission earlier this year approved the Northern States Power unit of Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL) to buy power from the expanded project under a resource plan case.

The gas-fired Mankato plant is currently a 375-MW combined-cycle facility located in Blue Earth County, Minn. The expansion would be through an additional gas-fired combustion turbine and another heat recovery steam generator.

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