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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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Duke Energy Completes 200-MW Wind Project in Wyoming

LCG, October 13, 2010--Duke Energy announced recently that its 200-MW, Top of the World Windpower Project is now connected to the grid and generating power. Duke announced the project in August 2009.

Duke Energy executed a 20-year, power purchase agreement (PPA) with Pacificorp for the electricity generated from the Top of the World Windpower Project, located near Casper, Wyoming. Siemens supplied 44 wind turbines, and General Electric supplied 66 turbines.

Duke has rapidly expanded its wind turbine capacity, which now totals 935 MW in North America. Later this year, Duke's Kit Carson Windpower Project in eastern Colorado is scheduled to commence operations and add 51 MW of electric generating capacity.

Duke initially built its wind portfolio through acquisitions of wind developers, acquiring Tierra Energy's Wind Development Business in 2007 and Catamount Energy Corporation in 2008. Duke Energy stated that it has committed over $1 billion since 2007 to grow its wind power business.
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