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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Industry News


Michael D. Capellas, chairman and chief executive of Compaq Computer Corp., has been elected a director of Dynegy Inc.

Mark S. Dodson has been named president and chief operating officer of Northwest natural Gas Co.. He has been senior vice president for public affairs and general counsel since 1997.

Rance Hall has been named chief financial officer for Duke Energy Generation Services, the wholesale merchant power plant business of Duke Energy Corp. He joins DEGS from Duke/Fluor Daniel, a joint venture between Duke and Fluor Corp., where he was chief financial officer and vice president for finance and administration.

Eduardo Noriega has been appointed manager of the northeast Georgia service area of Atlanta Gas Light Co. A native of Argentina who has been living in the United States since 1983, Noriega has more than a decade of experience in the natural gas industry including a position in management with Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania in addition to serving as a design engineer for the company.

H. John Riley Jr., chairman, president and chief executive of Cooper Industries, Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of electrical products, tools and hardware, has been elected a director of Dynegy Inc.

Andrew B. Stroud Jr. has joined Kansas City Power & Light Co. as vicepresident for human resources. He previously occupied the same position with Evenflo Co. in Vandalia, Ohio.

Gordon van Welie has been appointed president and chief executive of ISO New England Inc., effective June 1. He replaces acting chief executive William W. Berry, who remains chairman.

Dominion Resources Announces Three Nuclear Changes
Dominion Resources Inc. unit Dominion Energy announced three changes within its nuclear organization in Virginia and Connecticut. All changes are effective June 1.

  • Raymond P. Necci, vice president for nuclear technical services at Millstone Power Station in Waterford, Conn., will become vice president for nuclear operations.

  • J. Alan Price will succeed Necci as vice president for nuclear technical services at Millstone. He is presently director of nuclear engineering for Dominion Energy's Virginia nuclear power stations, North Anna and Surry.

  • Eugene S. Grecheck vice president for nuclear operations at Millstone, will become vicepresident for nuclear support services in Richmond, Va.

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