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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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MidAmerican's Iowa Wind Farm on Schedule for Completion in 2011

LCG, July 28, 2011--MidAmerican Energy announced yesterday that construction of its 443.9-MW Rolling Hills Wind Project in southwest Iowa is on schedule to be completed by year-end. The Rolling Hills Wind Project is one of MidAmerican's three wind projects now underway in Iowa that will add a total of 593.4 MW of generating capacity. When the wind projects are completed, approximately 26 percent of MidAmerican Energy?s total generation capacity will be from wind turbines.

The Rolling Hills project includes 193 of Siemens' SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines, and the blades are manufactured nearby at Siemens' manufacturing plant in Fort Madison, Iowa. The project also includes approximately 37 miles of access roads and approximately 139 miles of underground wiring.

In December 2009, MidAmerican Energy received approval from the Iowa Utilities Board to add up to 1,001 MW of wind generation prior to 2013.
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