AWEA Issues Fourth Quarter 2019 Market Report

LCG, February 7, 2020--The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) recently released its new U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2019 Market Report. AWEA reports new wind turbine installations have added 5,476 MW of electric generating capacity during the fourth quarter, which results in 2019 installations totaling 9,143 MW. The total installations represent an increase over 2018, but the total for 2019 falls short of total annual installations for 2015 and 2016. In addition to new capacity additions, developers completed 2,500 MW of turbine repowerings for the year.

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Duke Energy Florida Announces New Solar Power Projects

LCG, January 29, 2020--Duke Energy Florida (DEF) Monday announced the locations of its two newest solar power plants that will provide a combined installed capacity of nearly 150 MW. DEF is investing an estimated $1 billion to construct or acquire a total of 700 MW of cost-effective solar power facilities from 2018 through 2022 in Florida, and planning for another 1,500 MW of solar generation through 2028.

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PGE Completes Phase II of Biglow Canyon Wind Project

LCG, August 24, 2009--Portland General Electric Company (PGE) announced Friday that Phase II of the Biglow Canyon Wind Farm is complete, adding 150 MW of new wind power available for delivery to the grid. The wind farm is located in Sherman County, Oregon.

Phase II includes 65 new wind turbines, manufactured and installed by Siemens Energy, that each have an electric generating capacity of 2.3 MW.

Phase I of Biglow Canyon Wind Farm was completed at the end of 2007 and included 76 turbines, with an installed capacity of 125 MW of electricity. The total capacity of Biglow Canyon Wind Farm is now 275 MW.

There is a third phase planned, which will add 76 more turbines and increase the installed capacity to 450 MW. Phase III is scheduled for commercial operation in 2010.

Biglow Canyon Wind Farm was developed by Orion Energy LLC, and PGE constructed the project. PGE will also own and operate the facilities.
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