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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Southeast Utilities Increase Commitments to Build Nuclear Reactors

LCG, April 9, 2008--Progress Energy and Southern Company have both announced that agreements have been made with Westinghouse Electric and The Shaw Group Inc. On Monday Progress Energy announced that it had executed a letter of intent with Westinghouse Electric and The Shaw Group Inc. to purchase long-lead materials for new nuclear reactors that are planned to be installed at a greenfield site in Levy County, Florida.

Progress Energy plans to install two, 1,100-MW AP1000 nuclear units, with the first operational in 2016, and the second in the following year. In March, Progress Energy Florida submitted a petition for Determination of Need to the Florida PSC that proposed to construct the two reactors.

On Tuesday, Southern Company announced that it has entered into an Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract (EPC) with a consortium consisting of Westinghouse Electric Company LLC and The Shaw Group Inc.'s Power Group for the engineering, procurement and construction of two AP1000 nuclear units and related facilities. The new units are planned to be installed at an existing nuclear station, Plant Vogtle, located near Augusta, Georgia.

Georgia Power, a Southern Company subsidiary, expects to submit the EPC to the Georgia Public Service Commission May 1, 2008 as a self-build option in connection with the Georgia Power's 2016-2017 capacity request for proposal. The new reactors are scheduled to commence operations in 2016 and 2017.
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