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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Calpine's Pastoria Energy Center On-Line

LCG, May 6, 2005--Calpine Corporation announced yesterday that its Pastoria Energy Center, located south of Bakersfield, California, has commenced its Phase I operations, providing 250 MW of electric generating capacity to Southern California. Phase II is scheduled for completion next month and will provide another 500 MW of capacity to California's transmission grid.

Consistent with Calpine's facility development strategy, the Pastoria Energy Station is an energy efficient, gas-fired, combined cycle facility with relatively limited air emissions, including greenhouse gases. Calpine's Metcalf Energy Center, located in San Jose, California, is also schedule to begin operations next month. Similar to the Pastoria Energy Station, the Metcalf Energy Center is a 600 MW, combined-cycle power plant. Calpine will provide a welcome boost to meet California's growing demand for electricity. With the completion of both projects, Calpine's California assets will total over 5,250 MW.

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