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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Capacity Boosts Set for Comanche Peak, Harris Nukes

LCG, Oct. 19, 2001--The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved requests for generating capacity increases to three nuclear reactors at power plants owned by TXU Electric Co. and Carolina Power & Light Co.

TXU will increase the output of its 1,159 megawatt Comanche Peak Unit 1 by 1.4 percent and Unit 2 by 0.4 percent. Unit 2 has already been upgraded by 1 percent. The Comanche Peak plant is located about 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

The NRC has also approved a request from Carolina Power & Light Co. to increase the capacity of its 900 megawatt Shearon Harris nuclear power plant near Raleigh, N.C., by about 4.5 percent, or 51 megawatts.

The NRC Website was still shut down this morning, as the agency continues to review whether any information it provides could be useful to terrorists.

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