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Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions Announces 207-MW Ledyard Windpower Project in Iowa

LCG, September 23, 2021--Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, a nonregulated commercial brand of Duke Energy, earlier this week announced the construction of the 207-MW Ledyard Windpower project in Kossuth County, Iowa. Verizon Communications entered into a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for 180 MW of the wind energy for 15 years to meet its net-zero goals.

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Illinois Governor Signs Energy Bill to Transform the Electric Sector

LCG, September 16, 2021--The Governor of Illinois yesterday signed into law SB 2408, a wide-ranging bill that will significantly impact the electric sector, along with impacts on the transportation sector, jobs and communities. The legislation requires 100 percent carbon free energy by 2045 and targets a path to achieve 100 percent renewables by 2050.

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Tokyo-based Electric Power Subsidiary partners with AP Solar in 400 MW Texas Solar Project

LCG, August 6, 2020—J-Power USA Development Co, a subsidiary of the Electric Power Development Co. headquartered in Tokyo, has joined a joint venture to develop a 400 MW Texas solar project.

AP Solar Holdings, a partnership between Avondale Solar LLC and Plus Renewable Technologies, has been developing the solar project.

The photovoltaic project, called Charged Solar, is planned for Refugio County. Construction is expected to begin in the second half of 2021, and the project slated to be online by 2023.

It will be J-Power’s second U.S. renewable project. The company also is developing a 350 MW project in Wharton County, Texas.

Charged Solar is located about 120 miles south of Houston and will be able to deliver to both South and Houston Zones in ERCOT, according to AP Solar Holdings.


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