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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 Mesteño 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 Ohio Issues RFP for 400 MW of Solar Electric Generating Capacity

LCG, October 20, 2017--AEP Ohio, an American Electric Power (AEP) company, Tuesday issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to 400 MW of solar energy resources in Ohio. Proposals are due December 18, 2017. The target date for the start of commercial operation for the solar resources is December 31, 2021.

AEP Ohio committed to pursue the development of 400 MW of solar and 500 MW wind generation resources in an agreement approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) in 2016. AEP Ohio or AEP affiliates will have the right to own up to 50% of such projects on an aggregate net basis. The renewable energy projects must be approved by the PUCO.

Proposals will be evaluated based on criteria outlined in the RFP, including preference given to sites that are located in Appalachian Ohio, create permanent manufacturing jobs in the region and commit to hiring Ohio military veterans.

The minimum nameplate bid size for this RFP is 50 MW. Bidders may aggregate multiple sites in a single Proposal (with a single Bid Price) in order to satisfy the minimum bid size, provided that the minimum size for any site in an aggregation group is 10 MW. The Renewable Energy Purchase Agreement (REPA) will have a 20-year term.

AEP Ohio customers currently receive renewable generation service through long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the 10 MW Wyandot Solar Farm and the 100-MW Fowler Ridge and 99-MW Timber Road wind farms.
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