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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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Black Hills Buys Nevada Power Plant from Enron

LCG, July 25, 2001Black Hills Corp. said yesterday its independent power subsidiary had agreed to purchase a 273 megawatt natural gas-fueled power plant in North Las Vegas from Enron Corp. for an undisclosed sum.

Black Hills Energy Capital Inc. explained that expansion of the existing 51 megawatt cogeneration facility is underway, with construction of a new 222 megawatt combined-cycle on the same site. Commercial operation of the new plant is scheduled for the summer of next year.

The company said it has secured long-term contracts for the output of the facility as part of the transaction with Enron. A 15-year contract requires the unnamed purchaser to provide the plant with fuel when power is dispatched.

Black Hills Corp. Chairman Daniel P. Landguth said "This project, combined with our other power plants in operation and under construction, gets us to our corporate goal of 1,000 megawatts of independent power production by 2003."

Black Hills Corp. is parent company for Black Hills Power Co., an electric utility serving western South Dakota, northeastern Wyoming and southeastern Montana.

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