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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NRC Sets Public Meetings on New Reactor Licenses

LCG, July 10, 2001The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said yesterday that it would hold a two-day open meeting later this month to provide information about possible license applications for new commercial nuclear power plants.

The "workshop" will be held at the agency's Rockville, Md. headquarters on July 25 and 26.

The purpose of the workshop is to inform the public of current and proposed activities by the NRCstaff to prepare for possible future license applications, discuss opportunities available for publicparticipation during these licensing activities, and obtain views from the public on identified licensing issues, the agency said in a statement.

The NRC said it would discuss certification of nuclear power plant designs; the combined licenseapplication process which authorizes construction of a nuclear plant and specifies inspections, tests andanalyses that a licensee must perform before it can operate; construction inspection; reactivation ofconstruction permits for unfinished nuclear power plants; pre-application reviews which encourageearly interaction between applicants and vendors and the NRC; agency rulemaking activities; and NRCactivities, organizational development and staffing.

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