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Tampa Electric Plans to $800 Million Investment in New Solar Power Generation

LCG, February 24, 2020--Tampa Electric recently announced plans to expand its use of solar power to meet customer needs in Florida. The company plans to invest approximately $800 million to add 600 MW of solar electric generating capacity by the end of 2023, when the total solar capacity would exceed 1,250 MW. Solar power will then account for about 14 percent of the utility's energy.

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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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William V. Hickey has been elected a director of utility holding company Public Service Enterprise Group. He is president and chief executive officer of Sealed Air Corp., a leadingprovider of protective, food and specialty packaging materials and systems.

Christopher P. Johns has been promoted to senior vice president and controller by PG&E Corp. Since joining the company in 1996, he has been responsible for accounting, tax and financial planning and analysis.

Wilma Kumar-Rubock has been named vice president and chief information officerof Washington Gas Light Co. A 30-year veteran of Washington Gas, she became chief information officer last year.

Terry McCallister has been named president and chief operating officer of WGL Holdings Inc. and its subsidiary Washington Gas Light Co. He joined Washington Gas last year from Southern Natural Gas Co. where he was vice president and director of operations.

John G. Russell has been elected president and chief executive officer-electric of Consumers Energy Co. He succeeds David W. Joos who became president and chief operating officer of parent company CMS Energy Corp. on October 1. Russell was previously senior vice president of electric transmission and distribution, a post he had held since September 1999.

Karen Tomcala has been named vice president for regulatory relations by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. She joined PG&E in 1998 as director of federal governmental and regulatory regulations from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where she was senior counsel and policy advisor to then-chairman James Hoecker.

DQE Announces Executive Suite Appointments
Utility holding company DQE Inc. has announced five executive appointments aimed at achieving a more concentrated focus on its core utility operations.

  • Frosina C. Cordisco becomes a vice president and treasurer. She has held various executive positions at Duquesne Light Co. and other DQE affiliates.

  • Lora E. Dikun has also been named a vice president and will be responsible for executive compensation. She most recently served as DQE assistant vice president, responsible for executive compensation and benefits design, corporate risk management and pension investments.

  • Stevan R. Schott has been named a vice president and controller of DQE. He most recently was vice president for finance and customer service with Duquesne Light Co.

  • James E. Wilson becomes vice president for corporate development. Previously, he was controller of several subsidiaries, including Duquesne Light and DQE Financial.

  • Anthony F. Pekny has been promoted to assistant vice president for corporate development. He has occupied various managerial positions with Duquesne Light.

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