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Enel Starts Construction on the 450-MW High Lonesome Wind Project in Texas

LCG, January 9, 2019--Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), the US renewable energy company of the Enel Group, announced Friday that construction has commenced on the 450-MW High Lonesome Wind Project in west Texas. The project is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2019. Once completed, High Lonesome will be the largest wind farm in Enel's global renewables portfolio.

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2019 ERCOT Outlook report available from LCG Consulting

LCG, January 9, 2019 --Texas continues to see growth in renewable energy resources. In 2018, ERCOT endorsed major transmission projects to serve load growth while relieving congestion in the Far West region. New import and export capabilities are also on the horizon, such as through the integration of Lubbock Power & Light and the possible Southern Cross transmission project.

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AWEA Issues Third Quarter 2018 Market Report

LCG, November 1, 2018--The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) recently released its new U.S. Wind Industry Third Quarter 2018 Market Report. AWEA reports new wind turbine installations have added 612 MW of electric generating capacity during the third quarter, bringing year-to-date installations to a total of 1,644 MW. In addition to new capacity additions, developers completed 329 MW of partial repowerings across three projects in the third quarter.

The cumulative installed wind capacity in the U.S. now totals 90,550 MW, with over 54,000 wind turbines operating in 41 states plus Guam and Puerto Rico.

Year-to-date installations are down 43 percent compared to the first three quarters of 2017, but are roughly consistent with 2016 installation activity. However, total wind capacity under construction is up 51 percent year-over-year.

In the third quarter, Texas led the country with 216 MW of wind project installations, followed by Oklahoma (199 MW), and Ohio (108 MW). Texas continues to lead the U.S., with a total cumulative installed capacity of 23,421 MW. Oklahoma trails, with a total of 7,694 MW, followed by Iowa, with 7,312 MW. California (5,690 MW) and Kansas (5,110 MW) retain fourth and fifth place ranking.

AWEA estimates that the combined wind power capacity under construction (20,798 MW) and in advanced development (17,167 MW) is 37,965 MW, which represents a 28 percent year-over-year increase.

According to AWEA, GE Renewable Energy turbines represent 63 percent of the U.S. wind turbine market in the first three quarters of 2018, while Vestas represents 26 percent and Goldwind represents 10 percent. The majority of projects under construction or in advanced development will use turbines with a nameplate capacity between 2 MW and 3 MW, while about 30 percent of projects where turbines have been reported are using turbines rated 3 MW or larger.
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