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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Industry News

Excel Energy Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for 200-MW Wind Farm in North Dakota

LCG, September 25, 2015-Xcel Energy will hold the groundbreaking ceremony today for the Courtenay Wind Farm project, located in North Dakota. Xcel Energy acquired the 200-MW project from the developer, Geronimo Energy, earlier this year.

The Courtenay Wind Farm will include 100 wind turbines that will be installed over nearly 25,000 acres of leased property. Vestas Wind Systems announced last week that it had received a the order from Xcel Energy for the provision of 100 of the company's V100-2.0 MW wind turbines.

Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to start in third quarter of 2016, and commissioning is schedule for the following quarter.

Xcel Energy's executive vice president and group president, Operations stated, "We've been the nation's No. 1 utility wind provider in the US for 11 consecutive years, and we are pleased to partner with Vestas. When complete, the Courtenay Wind Farm project will boast 100 Vestas turbines. This will generate enough electricity for about 105,000 homes, making use of North Dakota's abundant renewable resource."
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