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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Presidential Permit Issued for Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. Project

LCG, November 18, 2008-- Tonbridge Power Inc. yesterday announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) published its Record of Decision to issue a Presidential Permit for the proposed Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. (MATL) transmission line project that will provide the first, direct link from Alberta to electricity markets in the United States.

The Presidential Permit allows MATL to construct, operate, maintain and connect a single-circuit, 230-kV electric transmission line along the preferred alternative route identified in the EIS. According to Tonbridge, the Presidential Permit is the last and final regulatory approval required by MATL to build the power transmission line.

The international line will extend northward from an existing NorthWestern Energy (NWE) 230-kV switchyard at Great Falls, Montana to a new substation to be constructed northeast of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. The new line is expected to enhance the development of wind farms along its route. Approximately 130 miles of the 203-mile long transmission line will be built in the United States.

When the project is complete, the line will have a bidirectional path rating of 300 MW. Two "Open Season" capacity auctions occurred for this merchant power transmission project, and 300 MW of northbound and 300 MW of southbound capacity were awarded. The line has a physical capacity of 650 MW to enable future capacity upgrades.

Tonbridge Power is the 100% controlling shareholder of the project.
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