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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Duke Suspends Overtime Work on Nevada Plant

LCG, September 5, 2002--Duke Energy will stop overtime and weekend labor on the Moapa plant, the third Duke plant to see slowed construction in two months.

Poor market conditions have slowed construction nationwide, and Duke has been considering selling unfinished plants or simply delaying construction. Construction on the Duke-owned 608-megawatt Deming plant in New Mexico and the 620-megawatt Grays Harbor plant in Washington state was suspended last month.

Moapa, which will have 1,222 megawatts of capacity when completed, was originally to begin operations by the summer of 2003 along with the Deming and Grays Harbor plants, but market conditions will have the final say in when the three plants will actually come on line.

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