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 Writes Off Chile's Edelnor, Seeks Buyer

LCG, Oct. 22, 2001--Mirant Corp. of the United States said on Friday it would write off its entire investment in Chilean power company Empresa Electrica del Norte Grande S.A. (Edelnor), and would seek a buyer for the money-losing company.

The announcement came following decisions by Electroandina, a Chilean utility, and AES Corp. of the U.S. to cancel their bids to acquire control of Edelnor by buying the Chilean company's debt for about a two-thirds discount.

Mirant has said for some time that it would not invest any new money in Edelnor and confirmed Friday that liquidity was a major problem for its Chilean unit.

Mirant also said it could give no assurance that Edelnor would be able to make interest payments due on December 15.

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