Xcel Energy, EVRAZ North America and Lightsource BP Announce 250-MW Solar Project in Colorado

LCG, October 1, 2019--Xcel Energy, EVRAZ North America and Lightsource BP announced Friday that they have reached a long-term agreement to develop a 240-MW solar facility in Colorado. Lightsource BP will finance, build, own and operate the Bighorn Solar project and sell all the electricity it generates to Xcel Energy under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA). The project will be built on EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel property in Pueblo, making it the largest on-site solar facility dedicated to a single customer in the country.

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Duke Energy Plans to Pursue Second Nuclear Operating License Renewals for Nuclear Fleet

LCG, September 20, 2019--Duke Energy announced yesterday that it will seek to renew the operating licenses of the 11 reactors it operates at six nuclear stations in the Carolinas for an additional 20 years. The company plans to submit the license renewal application for Oconee Nuclear Station in 2021, followed by its other nuclear stations.

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GE Announces First European Order for 2.75-103 Wind Turbines

LCG, October 27, 2011--GE announced yesterday the first planned delivery in Europe of its new 2.75-MW wind turbines to the Little Raith Wind Farm project in Fife, Scotland, where construction began in August. GE expects to complete the wind turbine installation by 2012. GE will provide customer support to the owner, Kennedy Renewables, under a five-year, full service agreement.

The goal in Scotland is to produce 100 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by 2020.

A spokesperson for GE stated, "The deployment of GE's 2.75 megawatt wind turbine in Fife underscores GE's commitment to provide our customers with technological solutions that are well suited for the Scottish climate. Our 2.75-MW wind turbines delivers reliable electrical output that will provide Kennedy Renewables with a wind farm that will best meet their local energy and environmental requirements."

GE's 2.75-MW turbine rotor measures 103 meters. GE's 2.75-100 and 2.75-103 are three-blade, upwind, horizontal-axis wind turbines with 100-meter and 103-meter rotor diameters, respectively. The turbine rotor and nacelle are mounted on top of a tubular steel tower providing hub heights of 75 (50 Hz only), 85, and 98.3 meters.
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