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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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Company Provides £1 Billion for UK Wind Power

LCG, Feb. 19, 2002--A company with backing from high-profile banks, insurers and law firms will provide £1 billion for wind power in the UK.

The funding would be provided by the company, Aeolus, to as many as 18 off-shore windpower installations. Among the backers are the Bank of Scotland, insurance group Marsh UK, the law firm Norton Rose, Norddeutsche Landesbank of Germany, NIB Capital Bank of the Netherlands, and consultant engineer PB Power.

A partner at Norton Rose, Andrew Newbery, said, "project finance can take years to arrange. But with Aeolus the banks have done all the risk assessments so the money can be arranged very quickly."

Projects are already foreseen by developers such as Shell, London Electricity, Powergen and Amec, and would be situated largely off England's southwestern and northeastern coasts, at an estimated cost of £1.6 billion.

The government wants windpower to account for 3 percent of generation by early 2003. The full capacity of 18 planned windfarms would be 1,600 megawatts.
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