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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Gerald Greenwald, a founding partner of the Greenbriar equity group, which makes private equity investments in the transportation sector, has been elected a director of Calpine Corp.. Herecently retired as chairman and chief executive from UAL Corp., parent company for United Airlines.

Ira D. Hall has been named a director of Teco Energy Inc., effective immediately. He is treasurer of Texaco Inc. and head of the company's finance department.

Joseph A. Householder has joined Sempra Energy as vice president of corporate tax. He moves to the utility holding company from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a partner inthe firm's Washington, D.C., national tax office.

Lawrence L. Izzo, recently retired president and chief executive of Enron Engineeringand Construction Co. and its subsidiary, National Energy Production Co., has joined Calpine Corp. as senior vice president with responsibility for technical support and construction of Calpine's major natural gas pipelines and other gas infrastructure projects, international power projects and coal gasification projects.

Michael Morgan has been elected president of Kinder Morgan Inc., Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and Kinder Morgan Management LLC. He will also become the third member of the Office of the Chairman, joining Chairman and Chief Executive Richard Kinder and Vice Chairman William Morgan.

Kenneth P. Mortimer, an educator and resident of Bellingham, Wash., has been elected a director of Puget Energy Inc. He is president emeritus, University of Hawaii, and chancellor emeritus, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

John F. Riordan has been elected a director of Nicor Inc. He is president and chief executive of the Gas Technology Institute, the organization created in April 2000 by the combination of Institute of Gas Technology and Gas Research Institute.

William Weaver has been elected chairman of Puget Energy Inc., an addition tohis responsibilities as chief executive and president. Weaver, who has been with the company 33 years and has served as president and chief executive since January 1998, said in a statement that the election will aide in management planning for retirement in 2002.

Daniel Yee has been named chief information officer of the California Independent System Operator, effective July 16. Most recently, he occupied the same position with the now-defunct California Power Exchange.

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