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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Forth Energy Plans to Develop Biomass Plants in Scotland

LCG, August 31, 2009--Forth Energy announced on August 27 plans to develop power plants at four sites in Scotland that will use biomass as fuel. The combined electric generating capacity of the plants is 400 MW. The primary fuel would be softwoods from managed forests located both in the United Kingdom and overseas.

Forth Energy is a joint venture between Scottish and Southern Energy (a utility) and Edinburgh-based Forth Ports, which operates a ports in Scotland. Forth Energy invests in renewable energy that can be generated at its sites. Forth Energy stated it will request consent to construct the facilities in 2010.

The sites owned by Forth Ports that are targeted for the biomass projects are: Dundee, Leith, Rosyth and Grangemouth. The proposed plants may also provide heat to serve other energy needs.

The power generated by the biomass projects is expected to receive 1.5 renewables obligation certificates (ROC) per megawatt hour.
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