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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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Entergy Plans 360 Megawatt Peaker at NY Nuke Site

LCG, Nov. 14, 2001--Entergy Corp. said yesterday it would build a 360 megawatt natural gas-fueled peaking power plant on the site of its newly-acquired Indian Point nuclear complex in Buchanan, N.Y.

Entergy said the proposed project requires "Article X" approval by the New York State Public Service Commission, a process that takes about two years. After permits are received, the facility will take up to a year to build, so commercial operation is planned for 2004.

"We're planning public information meetings for later this year and we will be announcing the dates very soon. We're very interested in hearing from the community," said Mike Kansler, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Entergy Nuclear Northeast.

Entergy said the plant will consist of eight 45 megawatt gas turbines and "will use state-of-the-art technology to achieve low emission levels." The peaker will be placed on four to six acres of the 200-acre Indian Point site and will not require removal of trees, use of Hudson River water or impact the safe operation of the Indian Point nuclear power plants, the company said.

Natural gas for the turbines will come from the existing Algonquin interstate gas pipeline, which now runs through the Indian Point Energy Center property.

"The installation of this facility at Indian Point, an existing electrical generating site, will have minimal visual and environmental impact, and will help area residents meet their electricity needs when demand for power reaches its highest levels," Kansler said.

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