Duke Energy Renewables Announces Commercial Operations Achieved for 150-MW Solar Project

LCG, June 20, 2019--Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, yesterday announced that its 150-MW North Rosamond solar project in Kern County, California, has commenced commercial operation. The power produced from the project is being sold to Southern California Edison (SCE) under a 15-year agreement.

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ERCOT 2019 Summer Quarter Outlook

LCG, May 29, 2019-- LCG released a new summer (June – September 2019) report that looks at how the ERCOT grid copes with strained network conditions. Resource adequacy analysis for the region is especially important during extreme summer loading conditions. This summer the network is under particular scrutiny as the reserves have tightened because of recent retirements.

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Industry News

Sacramento MUD's Wind Installation Upgraded

LCG, June 11, 2004--A wind installation in Rio Vista, California, which supplies the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, has an additional seven turbines supplying 5 megawatts.

The greatest level of output is expected to be obtained during the period of May through September, which is also the time during which seasonal demand is highest. SMUD has increased the number of turbines at the facility in Solano County a few times since its original installation in 1994.

Dace Udris, the spokesperson for the utility, told the Sacramento Bee that the current level of renewable generation as compared with its overall output is 5.5 per cent. The utility is planning an increase in the portion of renewables such that by 2006, it will have attained 10 per cent renewable generation, and by 2011, 20 per cent.
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