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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LADWP Board Approves Wind Agreement with PPM

LCG, June 8, 2006--The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Water and Power Commissioners Tuesday approved a long-term agreement with PPM Energy, Inc. (PPM) to purchase 82 MW of wind power annually over the next 16 years.

The energy will be generated at the Pleasant Valley Wind Energy Center, located in Uinta County, Wyoming. LADWP has agreed to pay a fixed amount of $63/megawatt-hour for the term of the agreement, and LADWP estimates that the energy delivered will cost between $236 million and $280 million over the term of the agreement. Power deliveries are to commence July 1, pending approval by the City Council.

The City of Los Angeles has a goal of achieving 20 percent renewables by 2010, and the new agreement will increase the City's renewable energy supply portfolio to about 6.5 percent renewable energy. Two additional renewable wind energy agreements with PPM are expected to be presented for Board and City Council approval in the near future, according to LADWP. These two projects will increase the City?s renewable energy portfolio by another 1.2 percent.

Last November, the LADWP Board approved a deal to acquire the Pine Tree Wind Project located in Kern County, California. The Pine Tree Wind Project, with an electric generating capacity of 120 MW, will be the largest wind farm owned by a municipality in the country. The project will consist of 80, 1.5-MW wind turbines to be provided by GE Energy. The Pine Tree Wind Project will be located about 12 miles north of Mojave, California. The current project schedule is to commence operations in late 2007.

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