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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Israel Electric Company Approves 80-MW Solar PV Project

LCG, February 19, 2009--The Israel Electric Company approved a proposal from the Arava Power Company to construct an 80-MW, solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant. Arava Power states that the project, estimated to cost $400 million, would be the largest PV facility in the world.

The solar PV system will be installed on approximately 370 acres on kibbutz land. A new transmission line will be required to connect the project in the Arava to the national grid, and the line may be installed within four years.

The project is owned by Kibbutz Ketura, with 40 percent ownership, and U.S. investors led by Yosef Abramowitz.

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