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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AES to Expand Generating Capacity at Buffalo Gap Wind Farm

LCG, August 29, 2006--AES Corporation announced yesterday that construction has started on Buffalo Gap 2, a major expansion of a new wind farm located near Abilene, Texas that began operations earlier this year. AES also announced that it has executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to sell all of the green power to Texas retail electric provider Direct Energy, which is also the purchasing the power from the initial phase of the project. The new PPA has a 10-year term.

The electric generating capacity of the existing wind farm is 121 MW. Buffalo Gap 2 will include 155 new wind turbine generators from GE and add 233 MW of capacity. The expansion is scheduled to commence commercial operations in mid-2007.
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