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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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Another Offshore Wind Farm Proposed for New England

LCG, April 9, 2009--Bluewater Wind proposes to install a 450-MW wind farm off the New England coast in federal waters. The site is over 20 miles from Rhode Island and between Martha?s Vineyard and Block Island. The electric utilities that would likely purchase the power generated by the wind farm are Central Vermont Public Service and Green Mountain Power.

Central Vermont Public Service and Green Mountain Power will need replacement power in the event that the Vermont legislature does not renew the license for the state?s carbon-free, nuclear power station, Vermont Yankee, in 2010. The operating license currently allows for the nuclear power station to operate through 2012. The position of the Vermont Public Service Department is that the license should be extended for a 20-year period.

Another driver supporting the development of the wind project is Rhode Island's Renewable Energy Standard (RES), which was enacted in June 2004. The RES requires the state's retail electricity providers to use renewable resources, such as wind, to supply 16 percent of their retail electricity sales by the end of 2019.
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