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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Apple Signs Its Largest Wind Project to Date

LCG, April 26, 2017-- Apple announced in its recently released Environmental Responsibility Report that it has signed an agreement to purchase power from the Montague Wind Power Project in Gilliam County, Oregon. The 404-MW wind project is owned by Montague Wind Power Facility LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Avangrid Renewables LLC. Apple will purchase 200 MW of capacity in the wind project, with the renewable energy destined for Apple's Prineville data center.

"To support our Prineville data center, we recently signed a 200-megawatt power purchase agreement for a new Oregon wind farm, the Montague Wind Power Project, set to come online by the end of 2018."

Apple's report also stated that it had executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the 56-MW Solar Star Oregon II photovoltaic (PV) project located near Apple's data center. Solar Star Oregon II LLC is a subsidiary of SunPower, which is building the Gala Solar project. The solar project is scheduled to commence operations at the end of this year.
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