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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New Combined-Cycle Commissioned in Iowa

LCG, May 19, 2004--A 565-megawatt combined-cycle facility has been commissioned by Alliant Energy Corp.'s utility subsidiary Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL) near Mason City, Iowa.

The recently completed Emery Generating Station will be available mostly during peak periods and for times when other plants experience unforeseen outages, and is seen enhancing reliability in IPL's service territory. Prior to Emergy, the most recently built IPL plant was Ottumwa, which began operating in 1981.

In December 2003, IPL also disclosed plans to install 130 megawatts of wind-power generation, 15 megawatts from anaerobic digesters, and 290 megawatts of gas-fired capacity separate from Emery.
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