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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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FPL Energy Wants to Own 50 Percent of Nuclear Operator

LCG, Sept. 15, 2003--FPL Energy has reached an agreement with British Energy concerning the price at which it could acquire British Energy's 50-percent stake in the nuclear power-plant operator AmerGen Energy.

The deal, worth $276.5 million, would need to receive approval by the other owner, Exelon Corp., a Chicago-based utility holding company. Unless Exelon exercises its right of first refusal within 30 days, FPL Energy, a subsidiary of FPL Group, would be able to complete the purchase in the first quarter of 2004. FPL Energy would receive $8.3 million from Exelon if the purchase was refused.

AmerGen Energy operates nuclear plants in Clinton, Ill., Middleton, Pa., and in Lacey, New Jersey. The three plants have a total capacity of 2,480 megawatts. FPL Energy currently owns one nuclear plant in Seabrook, N.J., as well as approximately 90 other gas-fired and wind-powered generating units across the country.
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