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 Receives Local Support for Proposed Bay Area Power Plant

LCG, October 13, 2005--Calpine Corporation's (Calpine) proposal to trade land with the City of Hayward for a site to develop a new, gas-fired power plant was approved unanimously by the City Council in a vote Tuesday night.

The 600-MW project, known as the Russell City Energy Center, was proposed back in 2001, but California's energy crisis and Calpine's subsequent financial challenges put the project on hold. Now the energy outlook has changed, and California's thirst for electricity is growing. With the approval from the City Council, Calpine may trade 12 acres next to the city wastewater treatment plant for a 10-acres located nearby. The project, which would use water from the city's wastewater treatment plant for cooling, could be under construction by the summer 2007.

Calpine must obtain financing and amend and seek approval of its 2002-approved license from the California Energy Commission (CEC).

Winning local support for new power projects is an ever-growing challenge across the country, and Calpine's efforts included a planned $10 million contribution for a city library.

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