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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New York State Okays 800 Megawatt Sithe Plant

LCG, Jan. 24, 2001Sithe Energies Inc. said this morning that the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment had granted in a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need for an 800 megawatt power plant proposed for the Town of Scriba near Oswego, N.Y.

The new facility, called Heritage Station, is a joint venture between Sithe and General Electric Co. and will use GE's latest gas turbine equipment. Construction is expected to begin this spring with commercial operation penciled in for 2004.

"This approval demonstrates that a collective effort among the electric generation industry, localresidents and public officials can contribute real solutions to New York's present and future electricityneeds," said Barry Sullivan, Sithe's vice chairman.

The new power plant will be built adjacent to Sithe's existing Independence Station in Scriba.

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