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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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Who Gets Hit with Enron Fallout

LCG, Nov. 30, 2001--For the past few days, energy companies and financial institutions have been cranking out press releases detailing their "exposure" to the stunning collapse of Enron Corp. Here is an incomplete list of who gets hurt and how much:

  • Aquila Inc. - less than $50 million.
  • Allegheny Energy Inc. - less than $5 million.
  • American Electric Power Co. - under $50 million.
  • BP Plc - exposure "a couple of tens of million dollars," according to industrial observers.
  • Barclays Bank - 400 million ($571 million U.S.) in the form of syndicated loans and derivatives.
  • Bear Stearns Cos. Inc. - $69 million.
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce - $215 million, more than half of it unsecured.
  • Centrica Plc - 30 million ($42.8 million U.S.).
  • Chubb Corp. - $220 million in maximum pre-tax exposure to surety bonds relating to Enron Corp.
  • Citigroup Inc. - between $700 million to $800 million, about half unsecured.
  • Credit Lyonnais - $250 million, about half unsecured.
  • Commerzbank AG - "low double-digit million dollar amount".
  • Deutsche Bank - maximum loss of tens of millions of dollars.
  • Dominion Resources Inc. - past credit exposure of $11 million.
  • Duke Energy Corp. - $100 million in non-secured exposure.
  • Dynegy Inc. - $75 million.
  • El Paso Corp. - net trading exposure about $50 million.
  • Energen Corp. - about $14 million.
  • Exelon Corp.- net exposure less than $10 million.
  • ING (The Netherlands) - about $195 million.
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. - $900 million, including $400 million in secured loans.
  • KeySpan Corp. - less than $4 million.
  • Mirant - up to $60 million.
  • NRG Energy Inc. - less than $10 million.
  • Northern Border Partners LP - $9 million over next year.
  • PPL Inc. - less than $10 million.
  • Peoples Energy Corp. - approximately $8 million.
  • RWE AG - 10-11 million euros ($9.77 million U.S.).
  • Reliant Resources Inc. - approximately $80 million.
  • Sempra Energy - less than $15 million.
  • Seneca Resources Corp. - about $10.4 million.
  • TotalFinaElf - $25 million.
  • Williams Cos. - net exposure less than $100 million.
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