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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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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Duke to Issue RFP for Electric Generating Capacity in Florida

LCG, September 26, 2013--Duke Energy Florida earlier this week announced that it will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to supply approximately 1,640 MW of electric generating capacity beginning in 2018.

New proposals to provide generating capacity will compete with Duke Energy?s self-build option to install a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle facility in Citrus County Florida.

"We have a need for significant generating capacity in 2018 and through the RFP process, we will be able to identify the most cost-effective, safe and reliable generation source for our customers," said Duke Energy state president - Florida.

The company will issue the RFP on October 8, 2013. A pre-release meeting is scheduled for October 2, 2013, and a meeting for interested bidders will occur on October 18, 2013. Following the completion of evaluating the proposals, a short list of proposals will be announced next March. Finalists are scheduled to be named in May 2014, and the award announcement is expected by August 2014.

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