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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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PSEG Global Bid Wins Peru's Electroandes

LCG, July 24, 2001Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. subsidiary PSEG Global said yesterday its offer of $227.1 million was the winning bid in an auction of Peru's sixth-largest electricity generator, Empresa de Electricidad de los Andes S.A.

PSEG will also invest $17.5 million in the company over the next five years, a condition of the bidding.

Electroandes' owns four hydroelectric installations with 183 megawatts of capacity, about 6 percent of Peru's total, and 460 miles of transmission lines located in the Central Andean region, northeast of the capital city of Lima.

"This purchase diversifies our portfolio into hydroelectric generation and is consistent with ourcorporate strategy of building sustainable businesses in carefully selected markets that provide strongearnings growth and create synergies with existing investments," Robert L. Logan, president of PSEG Americas, the company's Latin America subsidiary, said in a statement.

Up to 40 percent of Electroandes has been reserved for employees and the firm's largest customer, who would pay the same price as PSEG Global and have 10 days to exercise their options. Employees can purchase up to 10 percent of Electroandes and the customer, U.S.-owned Doe Run Peru, a copper mining company, can buy 30 percent.

The acquisition of a controlling interest in Electroandes, together with PSEG Global's 44 percent stake in electricity distributor Luz del Sur, makes the U.S. company the largest foreign investor in Peru, PSEG said.

Logan said "PSEG Global has confidence in the Peruvian system, and we look forward to working with local officials, Electroandes' employees and our customers to build a strong partnership for the future."

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