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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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Basin Electric to Buy Power from NextEra Wind Farm Project in South Dakota

LCG, September 11, 2009--Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) and NextEra Energy Resources executed an agreement to develop a 99-MW wind farm in Day County, South Dakota. Basin Electric will purchase the power from the wind farm, and NextEra Energy will build, own and operate the project.

The Day County Wind Farm will include 66, 1.5-MW wind turbines, and the project is scheduled to commence commercial operation by the middle of next year.

Basin Electric has a number of other wind projects. In North Dakota, it is constructing a 115.5-MW project scheduled to be completed early next year. In South Dakota, Basin Electric plans to construct a 151.5-MW project for completion late next year or early 2011.
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