SOLAR: Evergy abandons plans for a community solar project at the Kansas City airport and considers a new site after an engineering study found the design would cause glare problems for air traffic controllers. (Energy News Network)

ALSO: Otter Tail Power Co. is planning a 49 MW solar project at the site of a coal plant expected to retire next year in western Minnesota, as some residents express land use concerns. (Fergus Falls Daily Journal)

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UTILITIES: Exelon plans to sell its solar power business to Brookfield Renewable Partners for $810 million as the utility weighs spinning off its entire power generation business. (Crain’s Chicago Business)

OHIO: The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association asks the Ohio Supreme Court to block charges to subsidize two nuclear plants that are scheduled to begin next month. (Dayton Daily News)

OVERSIGHT:
• Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is in the process of selecting an appointee to fill an upcoming vacancy this month on the Michigan Public Service Commission. (MiBiz)
• The Ohio Supreme Court orders state regulators to revisit a billing dispute involving a company that buys utility services at wholesale prices and resells them to other properties, including apartment complexes. (Columbus Dispatch)

POWER PLANTS: Developers of a 485 MW power plant in Ohio will initially blend 5% hydrogen with natural gas with plans to run on 100% hydrogen in a decade. (E&E News, subscription)

PIPELINES:
• Michigan regulators order a rehearing for Enbridge’s permit request to build a tunnel for the Line 5 pipeline after state officials moved to revoke the company’s easement in the Straits of Mackinac. (Michigan Advance)
• Pipeline opponents maintain protests in northern Minnesota as thousands of workers are expected at sites along the Line 3 replacement project. (Star Tribune)

COAL: Officials are investigating the cause of a building collapse at a southern Ohio coal plant that retired in 2018 as two demolition workers remain unaccounted for. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

OIL & GAS:
• Environmental groups cry foul as the Trump administration opens oil and gas drilling on more than 200,000 acres of the Little Missouri National Grasslands in North Dakota. (Inforum)
• A North Dakota synthetic natural gas plant reaches a milestone for the amount of carbon that’s captured at the facility and reused for enhanced oil recovery. (KXNET)

COMMENTARY: A Democratic state senator in Ohio says there’s “no reason” why the state legislature can’t act quickly to avoid power plant bailout charges from starting next month. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Andy Balaskovitz

Andy Balaskovitz

Andy has been a journalism fellow for Midwest Energy News since 2014, following four years at City Pulse, Lansing’s alt-weekly newspaper. He covers the state of Michigan and also compiles the Midwest Energy News daily email digest. Andy is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Journalism School, where he focused on topics covered by the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and wrote for the Great Lakes Echo. He was the 2008 and 2009 recipient of the Edward Meeman Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Environmental Journalism at Michigan State.