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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Duke Plans 200 MW Wind Farm Project in Wyoming

LCG, September 1, 2009--Duke Energy announced yesterday that it plans to construct the Top of the World Windpower Project, a 200-MW wind farm, near Casper, Wyoming. The project is scheduled to commence commercial operations in 2010.

The power generated from the project will be bought by Pacificorp under a 20-year, power purchase agreement (PPA). Pacificorp will also purchase all of the renewable energy credits (RECs) generated from the wind farm.

Duke Energy will build, own and operate the Top of the World Windpower Project, which will use a 17,000 acre footprint on both private and public land Duke holds under long-term lease in Converse County. According to Duke, the project will include at least 66, 1.5-MW turbines manufactured by GE. Construction is scheduled to begin late this year or early next year.
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