Duke Energy Renewables to Install 200-MW Wind Project in Texas

LCG, April 12, 2019--Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, yesterday announced it will build, own and operate the MesteƱo Wind Project, located in southern Texas. The power generated by the 200-MW project will be sold into the ERCOT market, and Duke Energy Renewables will enter into a long-term hedge agreement covering the majority of the expected wind energy production. Construction has commenced, and the project is scheduled for completion by year-end.

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FPL Announces Plans for 409-MW Battery Storage System

LCG, April 3, 2019--Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) recently announced a plan to build the world's largest solar-powered battery system, the Manatee Energy Storage Center, as part of a modernization plan to accelerate the retirement of two, 1970s-era natural gas generating units at FPL's neighboring Manatee Power Plant.

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Maryland Nuclear Plant to Refuel

LCG, Feb. 15, 2002--The 835-megawatt Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Unit 1 in Maryland will be shut down this month for refueling, Constellation Nuclear announced yesterday.

The unit is expected to be shut down starting this weekend, and last 90 days. Constellation Nuclear spokesman Karl Neddenien said maintenance will include inspection of the unit and installation of new steam generators as well as a new main electrical transformer.

The typical refueling schedule for Calvert Cliffs' two units is based on a 24-month cycle. Therefore, Unit 2 is scheduled to be shut down in mid-February of 2003. Unit 1 was last refueled from March 10 through April 18, 2000.
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