Duke Energy Renewables to Install 200-MW Wind Project in Texas

LCG, April 12, 2019--Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, yesterday announced it will build, own and operate the MesteƱo Wind Project, located in southern Texas. The power generated by the 200-MW project will be sold into the ERCOT market, and Duke Energy Renewables will enter into a long-term hedge agreement covering the majority of the expected wind energy production. Construction has commenced, and the project is scheduled for completion by year-end.

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FPL Announces Plans for 409-MW Battery Storage System

LCG, April 3, 2019--Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) recently announced a plan to build the world's largest solar-powered battery system, the Manatee Energy Storage Center, as part of a modernization plan to accelerate the retirement of two, 1970s-era natural gas generating units at FPL's neighboring Manatee Power Plant.

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Entergy Selects MHPS Gas Turbines for Texas Project

LCG, January 24, 2019--Entergy Corp. subsidiary Entergy Texas has selected Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) gas turbine units for its planned Montgomery County Power Station (MCPS) near Willis, Texas. The project will include two Mitsubishi M501GAC turbines in the combined-cycle electric generating facility, which will be fueled with natural gas. The project will have an installed capacity of 993 MW and is scheduled to commence operations in 2021.

The Montgomery County Power Station, through the use of high-efficiency, gas turbines and other design features, is projected to save for Entergy Texas customers over $1 billion over the next 30 years.

The president and CEO of Entergy Texas stated, "The Montgomery County Power Station will supply the energy to help our communities and customers prosper. This power plant will not only provide needed generating capacity for Southeast Texas, one of the fast-growing regions in the U.S., but it's another step in our ongoing effort to modernize Entergy's generating fleet to provide power more efficiently, affordably and with fewer emissions."
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