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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Industry News


Ronnie Bates has been named senior vice president for marketing by Georgia Power Co., a subsidiary of the Southern Co. He replaces Bertram Sears, who resigned to lead his own business. Bates joined Southern in 1975 as a mechanic's helper and was most recently vice president for transmission with Georgia Power.

Mark W. Marano has been named president and chief executive of AEP Gas Power Systems, a recently- formed joint venture between American Electric Power Co. Inc. and G.A.S. Gas Capital Inc. He joins AEP Gas Power Systems from AEP subsidiary Numanco Group in Tulsa, Okla., a provider of specialized technical support services to the U.S. commercial nuclear industry, wherehe served as president and chief executive officer.

Richard N. Marshall has been named treasurer and director of investor relations by natural gas firm Southern Union Co. A 15-year veteran of the company, he most recently was vice president for rates and regulatory affairs.

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