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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One Mohave Unit Back On Line

LCG, July 5, 2001One of two units at the power plant in southern Nevada that failed earlier this week, subjecting Las Vegas to the first blackouts in Nevada history, was restarted yesterday following repairs to a leaky boiler.

"We're pumping out 720 megawatts at Unit Two," said Don Hendren, a spokesman for Southern California Edison Co. at the Mohave Generating Station in Laughlin. "The other unit should be up later this week."

Hendren said both units at Mohave dropped off line because of boiler leaks. Nevada Power Co., which has a 222 megawatt interest in the plant, said it was forced to cut power to 10,000 customers when the plant went down.

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