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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PSEG Solar Source Acquires Solar Projects

LCG, September 24, 2009--PSEG Solar Source, a subsidiary of PSEG Global, yesterday acquired two solar photovoltaic (PV) projects from juwi solar Inc., plus a third solar project totaling nearly 30 MW of electric generating capacity. The three projects are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2010.

The three solar PV projects will use in total 380,000, ground-mounted panels that employ thin film technology provided by First Solar. juwi solar Inc. will provide the engineering, procurement, construction, and initial operation and maintenance services for the projects, which will be owned by PSEG Solar Source.

The first project scheduled to generate power is the Mars Solar Garden facility, a 2.2-MW project located on 18 acres adjacent to Mars Snackfood's U.S. headquarters in New Jersey. Mars Snackfood has contracted for the power, and the project is scheduled to be completed this year.

In Jacksonville, Florida, JEA (the local, municipal utility) will purchase the power and renewable energy credits from a 15-MW solar project located on 100 acres. Commercial opererations are scheduled to commence next summer.

AEP Ohio has contracted for the electricity and renewable energy credits out of the third, 12-MW project located on 80 acres in Wyandot, Ohio.

The three projects in total represent approximately a $100 million investment by PSEG Solar Source.
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