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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Mirant to Build 286 Megawatt Plant in Washington

LCG, July 31, 2001--Mirant Corp. said this morning that it will build a 286 megawatt power plant in Longview, Wash., a paper manufacturing town on the Columbia River about 50 miles downstream from Portland, Ore.

The project, Mirant's first venture in the Pacific Northwest, will be undertaken in conjunction with Avista Corp. Avista has developed the project for the last two years and is now selling its interest to Mirant, though it will continue to assist with completion of licensing and other development activities.

Mirant said construction will begin soon on the natural gas-fired combined cycle facility and the plant is anticipated to come on-line by summer 2003. The gas turbine part of the project could begin generating electricity by summer 2002, the company said.

"Building power plants in the Pacific Northwest will help the entire region meet its energy needs and help correct the current imbalance between supply and demand," said Randy Harrison, chief officer of Mirant's western U.S. operations. "The Longview location is ideal because of its proximity to a steadysupply of natural gas and access to the transmission system, which carries power to consumers not only in Washington but throughout the West."

Terms of the deal with Avista were not disclosed.

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