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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California ISO Approves 300-MW Beltran Solar Project

LCG, June 17, 2015-Centauri Energy, LLC yesterday announced that it has received approval from the California Independent System Operation (CAISO) to secure a queue position for Beltran Solar, the company's 300-MW solar project in California. The queue position enables Beltran Solar to connect the planned facility to California's electric grid.

The Beltran Solar project site is located approximately an hour southeast of the Bay Area in Stanislaus County, California. The project includes three separate land parcels that will be developed in three phases and span in total approximately 1,600 acres. The three phases will take a total of 18 to 24 months to complete. The first phase scheduled to deliver power to the grid in 2016 and 2017.

Centauri Energy's CEO and president stated, "Having Beltran Solar approved by CAISO for a queue position marks an important milestone for us. Beltran Solar has been in development for more than five years. The permits have been issued, the environmental impact studies are finished and now the CAISO application is approved. These are some of the biggest hurdles for a large-scale project like this. With all of these complete, we're ready to develop."
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