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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Hurricane Isabel Leaves over 600,000 Without Electricity

LCG, September 18, 2003More than 638,000 people in North Carolina and Virginia lost power Thursday, when Hurricane Isabel struck.

The storm knocked over trees and snapped power lines, taking out electricity service in North Carolina and Virginia. More power outages are expected as Isabel continues on its path.

The storm has also caused 1,500 flights along the East Coast to be cancelled, and the eye came ashore at 2 pm EDT this afternoon, bringing gusts of up to 105 mph.

Many services in the Washington, D.C. area have also been shut down. The airport, subway, and Amtrak were closed in anticipation of the storm.

Duke Power, Dominion Virginia Power and Dominion North Carolina Power are among those that supply electricity to the affected region.

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