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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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Dominion Reaches Agreement on Emissions Plan for Salem Power Station

LCG, May 27, 2005--Dominion, one of the largest energy companies in the nation, announced that it has signed a consent order with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and other stakeholders for a plan to reduce emissions at the Salem Power Station that will result in the station meeting State emission regulations.

The plan includes commitments from Dominion to keep the 745-MW plant, which is equipped to burn coal and oil, operating through at least September 30, 2008. The plant is a key source of jobs and tax revenues for the community. Dominion purchased the plant on January 1, 2005 from the bankrupt from USGen, which had threatened to close the plant to avoid the costs of installing emission control equipment.

One element of the plan is to change the quality of coal in order to reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and mercury emissions from the station. Modifications to enable the fuel handling system to use low-emissions coal will also be required.

ISO New England had determined the plant is needed for grid reliability purposes and had moved to block the closure of the station. The new agreement regarding how the emissions will be reduced and how costs will be allocated was filed Wednesday with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which must approve the pact.

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