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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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Sempra Acquires 78-MW Wind Project in Minnesota

LCG, April 24, 2015-Sempra U.S. Gas & Power yesterday announced that it has acquired the Black Oak Getty wind project in Sterns County, Minnesota from Geronimo Energy, LLC, a wind and solar energy developer. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2016, and the project is expected be in commercial operation late next year.

Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) will purchase all of the power generated from the wind farm under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA). The purchase will help MMPA meet its renewable energy obligation of 25 percent in 2025.

The president and CEO of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power stated, "We are pleased to have the opportunity to diversify and expand our renewables portfolio through the acquisition, development and operation of the Black Oak Getty wind project. We look forward to providing Minnesota with a stable supply of clean, renewable energy and becoming a long-term partner with the local community through the development and operation of this project."

The Black Oak Getty wind farm is located in central Minnesota. The project is expected to include up to 51 wind turbines.

Once the 78-MW Black Oak Getty project is completed, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, together with its affiliates and joint-venture partners, will have wind facilities in seven states with a combined generating capacity in excess of 1,200 MW.
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