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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Florida PSC Approves Energy Contract for Biomass Power Plant

LCG, February 13, 2008--The Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) yesterday approved a second, 20-year, power purchase agreement (PPA) between Progress Energy Florida (Progress) and BG&E Florida (BG&E) for firm capacity and energy from a planned power plant that will be fueled by biomass. BG&E will operate the power plant as a Qualifying Facility ("QF") pursuant to regulations of the FPSC.

The plant electric generating capacity will be 75 MW, and the fuel will include waste wood products such as yard trimmings, tree bark and wood knots from paper mills. The project is scheduled to commence operations by June 1, 2011. BG&E will build, own and operate the facility.

The FPSC approved a PPA between Progress and BG&E for a similar biomass power plant in November of last year. Operations for this plant are scheduled to commence by January 1, 2011. The initial facility will also have a maximum generating capability 75 MW and use a gasified biomass product as its primary fuel.
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