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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AEP Explores Sale of Unregulated Generation Assets

LCG, January 7, 2015--American Electric Power Company Inc. (AEP) has retained Goldman Sachs to explore the sale of AEP's unregulated generation assets. The apparent focus is on assets located in Ohio, where the generation portfolio totals nearly 8,000 MW of electric generating capacity, with an order of magnitude sale price greater than $3 billion. AEP's combined regulated and unregulated generation portfolio includes over 60 generating stations in the United States, with a capacity of nearly 38,000 MW.

AEP Generation Resources Inc., AEP's unregulated generation company, owns and/or operates a number of power plants operating within PJM (the regional transmission organization). AEP's unregulated plants in Ohio and Indiana include: all or portions of (i) three coal-fired facilities (Gavin Plant, Cardinal Plant (Unit 1) and the Conesville Plant (portion of Unit 4, and Units 5 and 6)) and (ii) two natural gas-fired plants (Waterford and the Darby Plant). AEP also has a non-operating interest in two coal-fired units, the Zimmer and Stuart Plants, plus an interest in the gas-fired Lawrenceburg Plant.

An AEP spokesperson stated, "No decision has been made about the future of those assets. There is no specific timeline for a decision."
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