Tampa Electric Plans to $800 Million Investment in New Solar Power Generation

LCG, February 24, 2020--Tampa Electric recently announced plans to expand its use of solar power to meet customer needs in Florida. The company plans to invest approximately $800 million to add 600 MW of solar electric generating capacity by the end of 2023, when the total solar capacity would exceed 1,250 MW. Solar power will then account for about 14 percent of the utility's energy.

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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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FERC Survey to Determine Cooperation with Reporting Standards

LCG, Sept. 8, 2003--Two surveys will be conducted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, one in October, and the next in March, to determine whether natural gas and electricity traders are conforming to voluntary guidelines established by the agency regarding price reporting to index publishers.

Buyers and sellers of gas and electricity in the cash market will be asked to respond to 20 questions that are meant to gauge the level of participation in price reporting, the detail with which trades are being reported, and company systems for circulation of such information beyond traders, to managers.

Comments on the surveys will be accepted through Sept. 17. Some index publishers have already submitted ideas about how more meaningful and accurate price indices can be developed. The departure of some companies from energy trading has impacted the volume of data reported, as has companies' wariness concerning possible investigations into alleged manipulation.
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