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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William Powers Jr., dean of the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas, has been elected a director of Enron Corp., effective immediately. The company said he will be chairman of a special committee to examine and take any appropriate actions "with respect to transactions between Enron and entities connected to related parties."

James T. Rhodes, a veteran of more than 30 years in the energy industry, has been named to the Duke Energy Corp. board of directors the company. Dr. Rhodes recently retired as chairman, president and chief executive of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations.

Susan M. Stalnecker, vice president for finance and treasurer of DuPont Corp., has been named to the PPL Corp. board of directors.

Chesapeake Utilities Adds Three Directors
Diversified utility Chesapeake Utilities Corp., has announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors, all effective November 1.

  • Thomas J. Bresnan will be a Class I director with a term running from 2001 to 2003. He is chief executive of Anaheim, Calif.-based of New Horizons Worldwide Inc.

  • J. Peter Martin becomes a Class II director with a term running from 2001 to 2004. He is the retired founder, president and chief executive of Miami, Fla.-based of Atlantic Utilities Corp.

  • Joseph E. Moore Esq. will be a Class III director and serve from 2001 to 2002. He is a partner in the Maryland law firm of Williams, Hammond, Moore, Shockley and Harrison.

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