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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J. Frank Bates has been promoted to chief operations officer by El Paso Electric Co. He replaces Eduardo Rodriguez, who resigned last week to pursue other career interests. Bates was previously vice president for transmission and distribution, and now adds generation to his responsibilities.

Roy A. Edwards III, president, chief executive and a director of First National Bank of Hutchinson, Kan., has joined the Western Resources Inc. board of directors. He is also former president of Douglas County Bank in Lawrence, Kan.

Kristine Euclide has joined Madison Gas & Electric Co. as vice president and general counsel. She most recently was a senior partner with the Madison, Wisc., office of Stafford Rosenbaum law firm.

George H. Gilmore will join Exelon Corp. Monday as a senior vice president. He will also be president of the corporation's Exelon Enterprises unit. Gilmore most recently was a group president with National Service Industries, Inc., a diversified manufacturing and service company.

Heidi E. Hutter, chief executive officer and a principal of The Black Diamond Group LLC, has been elexted to the UtiliCorp United Inc. board of directors effective February 6, 2002, increasing board membership to 10 directors.

Grant F. Larkin has been assigned by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as the agency's resident inspector at Waterford 3, a 1,150 megawatt nuclear power plant owned by Entergy Corp. near Taft, La.

Enrique Mejorada has been promoted to vice president for risk controls by Calpine Corp. He joined Calpine from Central & South West Corp. as director of risk controls in June 2000, and has since built an outstanding group of strategic, quantitative analysis and information technology professionals, the company said.

William Siderewicz has been promoted to senior vice president for business development by Calpine Corp. He currently manages the business development activities for Calpine's rapidly growing Eastern region.

Peter Snyder has been assigned by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as the agency's resident inspector at the 2,350 megawatt Byron Nuclear Power Plant owned by Exelon Corp. subsidiary Commonwealth Edison Co. in Illinois.

Keith Stamm, who has been chief executive officer of UtiliCorp United Inc.'s Aquila, Inc. subsidiary has been named president and chief operating officer of UtiliCorp's new Global Networks Group, which will manage all of the company's electric, natural gas and telecommunicationsnetwork operations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

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