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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Panda, Alliant in 1,100 Megawatt Michigan Project

LCG, Oct. 17, 2001--Panda Energy International Inc. and Alliant Energy Corp. said yesterday they have formed a joint venture to build and operate a 1,100 megawatt natural gas, combined-cycle power plant in western Michigan's Tallmadge Township.

Panda said construction will begin next spring and the plant is scheduled for full commercial operation in early 2004.

Under the joint venture, Panda will lead development while Alliant will provide four natural gas turbines, as well as additional long-lead equipment used to interconnect the facility to the region's power grid. Alliant Energy also brings extensive facility operations experience to the joint venture.

"We have said from the beginning of the Tallmadge project that when it came time to select a joint venture company, we would look for an organization capable of contributing resources and operational experience," said Garry Hubbard, a Panda senior vice president.

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