Tampa Electric Plans to $800 Million Investment in New Solar Power Generation

LCG, February 24, 2020--Tampa Electric recently announced plans to expand its use of solar power to meet customer needs in Florida. The company plans to invest approximately $800 million to add 600 MW of solar electric generating capacity by the end of 2023, when the total solar capacity would exceed 1,250 MW. Solar power will then account for about 14 percent of the utility's energy.

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AWEA Issues Fourth Quarter 2019 Market Report

LCG, February 7, 2020--The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) recently released its new U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2019 Market Report. AWEA reports new wind turbine installations have added 5,476 MW of electric generating capacity during the fourth quarter, which results in 2019 installations totaling 9,143 MW. The total installations represent an increase over 2018, but the total for 2019 falls short of total annual installations for 2015 and 2016. In addition to new capacity additions, developers completed 2,500 MW of turbine repowerings for the year.

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California Solar Initiative Approved by CPUC

LCG, January 13, 2006--The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) yesterday approved the California Solar Initiative (CSI), a program designed to provide approximately $2.8 billion in incentives to spur solar development over the period from 2006 through 2016. The goal is to develop approximately 3,000 MW of electric generating capacity utilizing solar energy.

The CSI includes incentives for customers to develop photovoltaics (PV) and solar thermal electric projects under 1 MW capacity. The initial PV incentive levels will be set at $2.80 per watt effective Jan. 1, 2006 and will be reduced by about 10 percent per year. The incentive levels for solar thermal electric projects and solar heating and cooling will be determined later this year.

The CPUC will oversee a $2.5 billion program for commercial and existing residential customers that is funded by revenues collected through gas and electric utility distribution rates. The CPUC estimates that the average cost to a residential electric customer will be approximately $12 per year and that the average residential natural gas cost will be $1.40 per year.

The California Energy Commission (CEC) will manage $350 million targeted for new residential building construction. The CEC funds have previously been allocated to the CEC to encourage renewable projects between 2007 and 2011. Existing solar programs, such as the CPUC's Self-Generation Incentive Program and the CEC's Emerging Renewables Program, will be transferred into the CSI by the end of this year.

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