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Duke Energy Files Solar Net Metering Agreement in North Carolina

LCG, December 1, 2021--Duke Energy announced yesterday that it has filed a net metering agreement yesterday with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) designed to align solar adopter compensation to utility system benefits and create long-term stability for the residential solar industry in North Carolina. The agreement submitted must now be approved by the NCUC.

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Vestas Introduces the V162-6.8 MW Wind Turbine

LCG, November 23, 2021--Vestas Wind Systems today announced the introduction of the V162-6.8 MW wind turbine of the EnVentus platform. The V162-6.8 MW is designed to provide flexible power ratings of 6.5 MW, 6.8 MW and 7.2 MW and expanded site applicability through an optional larger CoolerTop. The performance improvements are achieved through enhanced EnVentus powertrain and power conversion systems.

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Georgia Power Battery Energy Storage System Approved by PSC

LCG, October 12, 2021--Georgia Power announced that it has received approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) to build, own, and operate a new battery energy storage system (BESS). The new Mossy Branch Battery Facility project design calls for a 65 MW/260 MWh system that will be part of a larger, 80-MW BESS portfolio approved in Georgia Power's 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).

Georgia Power’s Renewable Development Director stated, “It is an exciting time to be working on new ways to maximize the value of sustainable, renewable energy and the addition of battery storage complements and enhances the value of renewable generation. Developing storage technologies of this magnitude will help us to continue meeting our customers' needs. The Mossy Branch project will help the company evaluate the value and benefits battery storage provides to the electric system, as well as learn how to optimize operation and maintenance of the BESS facilities."

The Mossy Branch Battery Facility site is located on 2.5-acres near Columbus, Georgia. The BESS will be designed as a standalone unit that will connect to and charge directly from the electric transmission grid.

Georgia Power selected Wärtsilä to provide this new facility's Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) services.
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