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AWEA Issues Fourth Quarter 2019 Market Report

LCG, February 7, 2020--The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) recently released its new U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2019 Market Report. AWEA reports new wind turbine installations have added 5,476 MW of electric generating capacity during the fourth quarter, which results in 2019 installations totaling 9,143 MW. The total installations represent an increase over 2018, but the total for 2019 falls short of total annual installations for 2015 and 2016. In addition to new capacity additions, developers completed 2,500 MW of turbine repowerings for the year.

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Duke Energy Florida Announces New Solar Power Projects

LCG, January 29, 2020--Duke Energy Florida (DEF) Monday announced the locations of its two newest solar power plants that will provide a combined installed capacity of nearly 150 MW. DEF is investing an estimated $1 billion to construct or acquire a total of 700 MW of cost-effective solar power facilities from 2018 through 2022 in Florida, and planning for another 1,500 MW of solar generation through 2028.

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Southern Gets SEC Okay to Form New Unit

LCG, Jan. 10, 2001The Southern Co. said yesterday that it has received final approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission to form a new subsidiary that will own, manage and finance wholesale generating assets in the Southeast U.S.

Southern Co. said the new subsidiary, which will carry the legal name of Southern Power Co., will be the primary growth engine for its market-based energy business. The company said its goal is to increase income from the new subsidiary by 15 percent annually so that in five years Southern Co. earnings from wholesale market sales will more than double.

"We expect that this will allow us to move faster and more aggressively in seizing wholesaleopportunities throughout the South," said Charles McCrary, Southern Company chief productionofficer and president of Southern Company Generation.

By 2005, plans call for the new subsidiary to have developed or acquired more than 7,500megawatts of generation dedicated to the competitive wholesale business. Within 10 years, the new wholesale generating company is expected to own more than 15,000 megawatts of capacity, the company said.

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