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Duke Energy Renewables Announces Commercial Operations Achieved for 150-MW Solar Project

LCG, June 20, 2019--Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, yesterday announced that its 150-MW North Rosamond solar project in Kern County, California, has commenced commercial operation. The power produced from the project is being sold to Southern California Edison (SCE) under a 15-year agreement.

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ERCOT 2019 Summer Quarter Outlook

LCG, May 29, 2019-- LCG released a new summer (June – September 2019) report that looks at how the ERCOT grid copes with strained network conditions. Resource adequacy analysis for the region is especially important during extreme summer loading conditions. This summer the network is under particular scrutiny as the reserves have tightened because of recent retirements.

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TVA Adds to Its Wind Farm Portfolio

LCG, January 25, 2012--The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced last Friday that it agreed to purchase power from four wind farms in Kansas, Illinois and Iowa that have a combined capacity of 535 MW. Today, TVA has activated a wind energy portfolio totaling 950 MW, including five operating wind farms in the Midwest with a combined 542 wind turbines.

The new wind farms that began delivery to TVA in January are: ENEL Green Power's 201-MW Caney River wind farm in Elk County, Kansas; NextEra Energy Resources' 150-MW White Oak Energy Center in McLean County, Illinois; EDP Renewables North America's 101-MW Lost Lakes wind farm in Dickinson County, Iowa; and an additional 83-MW from EDP Renewables' Pioneer Prairie site in Howard and Mitchell counties, Iowa, which commenced production for TVA in 2010.

TVA senior vice president for Commercial Operations and Pricing stated, "Delivery of power from these contracts and others expected to be activated in the near future will enable TVA to continue advancing towards its vision to become one of the nation's leaders in clean energy by 2020."

TVA stated that all of its wind contracts are subject to satisfying applicable environmental requirements and securing firm transmission paths.

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