AWEA Issues Fourth Quarter 2019 Market Report

LCG, February 7, 2020--The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) recently released its new U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2019 Market Report. AWEA reports new wind turbine installations have added 5,476 MW of electric generating capacity during the fourth quarter, which results in 2019 installations totaling 9,143 MW. The total installations represent an increase over 2018, but the total for 2019 falls short of total annual installations for 2015 and 2016. In addition to new capacity additions, developers completed 2,500 MW of turbine repowerings for the year.

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Duke Energy Florida Announces New Solar Power Projects

LCG, January 29, 2020--Duke Energy Florida (DEF) Monday announced the locations of its two newest solar power plants that will provide a combined installed capacity of nearly 150 MW. DEF is investing an estimated $1 billion to construct or acquire a total of 700 MW of cost-effective solar power facilities from 2018 through 2022 in Florida, and planning for another 1,500 MW of solar generation through 2028.

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Enron May Exit Wind Power by Year End

LCG, July 5, 2001--Enron Corp. may exit the wind power business by the end of this year as part of its plans to refashion itself as a trading and marketing company, Enron Wind managing directorAndreas Reuter said yesterday.

Attending a week-long European Wind Energy Conference and exhibition in Copenhagen, Reuter said "Enron has a plan to sell off its assets not linked to trading, and Enron Wind is considered (such) an asset. We might find a solution this year."

"The most likely outcome is for a financial investor to take over the company and launch an IPO in two years time," he added.

Last year, Enron had trouble siting a wind farm in California when environmentalists discovered that the site chosen was in the path of flights by the almost-extinct California Condor, but another acceptable site was found.

In Europe, Enron has voiced interest in wind projects for Britain, France, Ireland and The Netherlands and has installed wind capacity in Germany and Spain. "If the British market starts moving, we would consider manufacturing blades over there," Reuter said.

Based on figures for the year 2000, Enron has about 6 percent of the world's installed wind power capacity, about a third of the leader Vestas Wind Systems of Denmark.

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