The $14 million project
produces approximately 140,000 dekatherms of RNG per year. The company also has "wastewater-to-energy" projects at its plants in Milan, Missouri; Grayson, Kentucky; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (Source: Smithfield Foods,, 13 Jan., 2020) Contact: Smithfield Foods, Ken Sullivan, Pres, CEO, Lisa Martin, (757) 365-1980, email@example.com; Duke Energy North Carolina, Stephen De May, Pres., www.duke-energy.com; OptimaBio, LLC, Mark Maloney, CEO, www.pig.energy
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The Tar Heel project utilizes a gas upgrading and injection system operated by OptimaBio, LLC, a bioenergy project developer, which leverages the facility's 3 million gpd wastewater treatment system to collect and clean biogas through an existing on-site anaerobic digester and convert it into RNG.
Smithfield operates similar hog wastewater-to-energy projects at its Milan, Mo.; Grayson, Ky.; and Sioux Falls, S.D. facilities, which are used to power their modified steam boilers.
(Source: Duke Energy, Smithfield Foods, Power Eng., Jan., 2020) Contact: Smithfield Foods, Ken Sullivan, Pres, CEO, Lisa Martin, (757) 365-1980, firstname.lastname@example.org; Duke Energy North Carolina, Stephen De May, Pres., www.duke-energy.com;
OptimaBio, LLC, Mark Maloney, CEO, www.pig.energy
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The project's output will be sold into the ERCOT market and Duke Energy Renewables has entered into a long-term hedge agreement covering the majority of the expected wind energy production. The 200-MW Mesteño wind facility will generate sufficient power for about 60,000 average homes.
Duke Energy Renewables, a non-regulated unit of Duke Energy, operates wind and solar generation facilities across the U.S., with a total electric capacity of 3,000 MW. Duke Renewables also operates energy storage and microgrid projects. (Source: Duke Energy News Center, 6 Jan., 2020) Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Rob Caldwell, Pres., www.duke-energy.com/renewable
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Of the total, $200 million is earmarked for a 500 mw combustion turbine power plant at the Southern Virginia Megasite at Berry Hill, in Pittsylvania County. The power plant is slated for completion and startup by April 2022.
A second investment of approximately $130 million is targeted for the 120 mw Maplewood Solar project northwest of Chatham. Dominion purchased the Maplewood Solar project from Austin, Texas-based Open Road Renewables which had obtained the necessary special use permit from Pittsylvania County zoning, but still requires Virginia Department of Environmental Quality approval.
(Source: Dominion Energy, Danville Register & Bee , 3 Nov., 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy, Keith Windle, VP Business Development, www.dominionenergy.com;
Open Road Renewables, 512-524-1195,
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Subject to regulatory approval, the battery installation could be online in early 2021. The project, which is subject to regulatory approval, is in accord with Duke's recently released 15-year resource plan. (Source: Duke Energy, gtm, 14 Oct., 2019) Contact: Duke Energy North Carolina, Stephen De May, Pres., www.dukeenergy.com
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Construction on the Maryneal Windpower project -- Duke Energy Renewables' eighth announced this year -- in is expected to get underway in early 2020 for commercial production starting by year-end 2020.
(Source: Duke Energy Renewables, PR, Seeking Alpha, 18 Sept., 2019) Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Rob Caldwell, Pres, (704) 594-6200, email@example.com, www.duke-energy.com
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The GSA program give large energy users flexibility in selecting and negotiating all contract prices and terms directly with a renewable supplier of their choice, including the purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs) generated by that renewable facility. The GSA program will be available until the total capacity of 600 MW is fully subscribed. Of this 600-MW capacity, 100 MW will be set aside for military installations and 250 MW set aside for University of North Carolina institutions, according to North Carolina's Competitive Energy Solutions legislation. The remaining 250 MW will be reserved for large nonresidential customers -- 160 MW for Duke Energy Carolinas and 90 MW for Duke Energy Progress. Facilities that are used for the GSA program will be owned and operated by eligible renewable energy developers.
Duke Energy's $62 million solar rebate program for residential, commercial and nonprofit customers in North Carolina has helped 3,000 customers go solar in its first two years. Duke Energy will continue offering these rebates over the next three years.
In 2018, Duke Energy launched a competitive bidding process for new solar capacity and connected over 500 MW of new solar capacity. To date in 2019,
Duke Energy has contracted for more than 600 MW of new solar capacity. The company also offers a solar leasing program.
(Source: Duke Energy North Carolina, , PRN, 15 Sept., 2019) Contact: Duke Energy North Carolina, Stephen De May, Pres., www.duke-energy.com
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The 48 MW Craven County Wood Energy facility has been in service since October 1990 . Atlantic Power acquired a 50 pct interest from AltaGas with the remaining 50 pct held by CMS Energy. Craven County burns wood waste, wood chips, poultry litter, forestry residues, mill waste, bark and sawdust, and has PPA with Duke Energy Carolinas.
In Michigan, the 37 MW Grayling Generating Station has been in service since June 1992 . Atlantic Power acquired a 30 pct interest from AltaGas , leaving Fortistar with 20 pct and CMS Energy with 50 pct. Grayling has a PPA with Consumers Energy. The plant burns wood waste from local mills, forestry residues, mill waste and bark.
Both plants are operated by an affiliate of CMS Energy.
(Source: Atlantic Power Corp., CNW Group, 14 Aug., 2019) Contact: Atlantic Power Corporation, (617) 977-2700, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.atlanticpower.com; , Mark Comora, CEO, (914) 421-4937, MComora@fortistar.com, www.fortistar.com; CMS Energy, www.cmsenergy.com
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Electric power generated from the North Rosamond solar project is being sold to Southern California Edison (SCE) under a 15-year PPA.
The facility was designed and completed by First Solar Electric California's engineering, procurement and construction subsidiary under a fixed-price EPC agreement.
(Source: Duke Energy Renewables, T&D World, 26 June, 2019) Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Rob Caldwell, Pres, (704) 594-6200, email@example.com, www.duke-energy.com
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The project will install 1 MW of solar carports and a 660 kWh battery energy storage system at Pleasanton Unified's Amador Valley High School for a $2.2 million projected energy costs savings over the term of a 25-year PPA. The installation will be financed by Duke Energy Renewables.
Duke Energy Renewables operates wind and solar generation facilities across the U.S., with a total electric capacity of 3,000 MW. (Source: Duke Energy Renewables, PR, 18 June, 2019) Contact: Duke Energy,
www.duke-energy.com; REC Solar, Matt Walz, CEO, 805.471.0085, www.recsolar.com
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The project is subject to US EPA approval.
(Source: News & Tribune, 8 May, 2019)
Contact: Wabash Valley Resources LLC, (929) 400-5230, www.wvresc.com
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Duke Energy's Rattler Solar Power Plant could add 74.9 MW of power to the grid at BAERS and help further the development and research of solar technologies, plant operations and workforce expansion.
The 600-800 acre facility would incorporate 270,000 tracking solar panels and generate sufficient electric power for approximately 23,000 average-sized homes at peak production. (Source: Florida A&M University, PR Mar., 2019) Contact: Florida A&M University, (850) 599-3000, www.famu.edu; Duke Energy Florida, Catherine Stempien,Pres., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_Energy_Florida
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The project portfolio is geographically diversified across the state and will be implemented in multiple phases over the coming years starting with five projects. Mitchell represents CIP's first investment into Southeastern United States.
The first phase of Mitchell consists of five utility-scale solar PV projects totaling 23 MWAC.
First Solar, Inc. will supply solar modules and provide ongoing operation and maintenance services. The projects, which will generate sufficient electric power roughly 5,000 homes, are slated to begin commercial operation in Q3 and have long-term PPAs with Duke Energy. The projects in the next phases of the Mitchell portfolio are expected to start construction later in 2019 to 2020.
The Mitchell solar PV project portfolio is part of CIP's approximately 1.1 GWAC US solar PV portfolio.
(Source: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, 8 Feb., 2019) Contact:
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Kristina Negendahl Jessen
+45 70 70 51 51
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Florida's other utilities, including Duke Energy Florida, Tampa Electric Co. and Gulf Power, have also recently begun large-scale solar energy projects. (Source: FPL, Panama City News Herald, 16 Jan., 2019) Contact: Florida Power & Light, Eric Silagy, Pres., CEO, www.fpl.com
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Duke Energy claimed 5,000 rooftop solar customers in Jan, 2019, but now has approximately 9,000. Since January 2, 2019, the company's solar rebate program has received more than 2,000 applications.
The rebate program helps customers with the upfront costs of installing on-site solar.
With the program, nonresidential customers are eligible for a rebate of 50 cents per watt. Church, scholl, and other Nonprofit customers are eligible for 75 cents per watt for systems of 100 kW or less. Installed systems 100 kW or greater are eligible for a maximum rebate of $50,000 for nonresidential customers, or $75,000 for nonprofit customers.
Customers also have a solar leasing option. (Source: Duke Energy, Energy Manager, Jan., 2019)Contact: Duke Energy, www.duke-energy.com; Rebate details www.duke-energy.com/home/products/renewable-energy/nc-solar-rebates
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Duke Energy Florida plans to acquire or install 700 MW of solar energy in the state through 2022. The utility presently has about 300,000 solar panels in operation totaling 100 MW across its territory. (Source: Duke Energy Florida, PR, 8 Jan., 2019) Contact: Duke Energy Florida, Catherine Stempien,Pres., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_Energy_Florida; Tradewind Energy, Justin McGeeney, (913) 888-9463, www.tradewindenergy.com
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The $10 million in rebates for 2018 includes about $6 million paid to 1,300 property owners, plus money still to be paid for systems installed this year. About 96 pct of the rebates were paid to homeowners to cover approximately one-third of the cost of a typical solar installation, according to the Duke press release.
Access information on the Duke Solar Rebate program HERE.
(Source: Duke Energy, NPR, 18 Dec., 2018) Contact: Duke Energy, www.duke-energy.com
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Shoreham Solar Commons was developed by Invenergy and sold to Duke in 2017. The project generates sufficient energy for 3,500 homes while costing ratepayers about $177 million during its 20-year contract with LIPA. The project has been producing power since July.
Duke Energy Renewables presently has wind and solar projects in 22 states amounting to about 3,000 MW. MW.
(Source: Duke Energy Renewables, PSEG, NewsDay, 9 Dec., 2018) Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Jim Parmalee, Dir. Power Resources, Chris Fallon, VP Renewables, www.duke-energy.com, www.duke-energy.com/renewable; Invenergy, Nick Matchin, Manager for Renewable Development, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com
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Duke is retiring its coal-fired plants, increasing nuclear generation capacity, and has added close to 650 MW of built or purchased solar energy and plans to
add another 1,800 MW of new-build and purchased solar capacity over the next five years.
(Source: Duke Carolinas, Electric Light & Power, Charlotte Business Journal, 9 Nov., 2018) Contact: Duke Energy, David Fountain, North Carolina Pres., Chris Fallon, VP Renewables, Steve Young, Exec. VP CFO, www.duke-energy.com
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Hunt's Military Communities division is a 50-year partnership created between the Department of Defense and Hunt through the Military Housing Privatization Act. As part of the partnership, Hunt owns approximately 52,000 units spread across more than 40 military installations on Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Army installations. (Source: Hunt Southern Group, Shaw Air Force Base, PR, 22 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Hunt Southern Group,
Hunt Companies, www.huntcompanies.com; Shaw AFB, www.shaw.af.mil;
Duke Energy, Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe, SC Pres., Cindy Gersch, (315) 486-0239, www.duke-energy.com
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The program would provide up to a total of 150 MW of reserved renewable energy capacity, 113 MW of which will be reserved for customers of Duke Energy Carolinas, and 37 MW of capacity will be reserved for Duke Energy Progress customers.
(Source: Duke Energy Carolinas, PR, Oct., 2018) Contact: Duke Energy, David Fountain, North Carolina Pres., Chris Fallon, VP Renewables, www.duke-energy.com
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The utility also reports it has filed for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity with the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a 2-MW solar project, including a 4-MW battery, in Hot Springs, Madison County. (Source: Duke Energy, Renewables, 10 Oct., 2018)Contact: Duke Energy, Chris Fallon, VP Renewables, www.duke-energy.com
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The money comes as an incentive for the hospital upgrading its HVAC controls and other upgrades to improve energy efficiency.
This includes the utilization of variable frequency drives that deliver only the energy needed at a given time, as opposed to some of the hospital's older units that ran full time.
The upgrades represent about $110,000 in electrical savings annually.
(Source: Duke Energy, GreenCastle Graphic, 10 Sept., 2018) Contact: Duke Energy, www.duke-energy.com; Putnam County Hospital, https://pchosp.org
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The company intends to invest $62 million in the program over 5 years on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Approximately 16 MW of new solar capacity has been granted rebates, and the company aims to add up to 20 MW of new capacity each year of the program. (Source: Duke Energy Carolinas, PR, DEI, 30 July, 2018) Contact: Duke Energy, David Fountain, North Carolina Pres., Chris Fallon, VP Renewables, www.duke-energy.com
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Duke reportedly aims to have 8,000 MW of renewable energy under contract by 2020. Presently, Duke has 6,400 MW of renewable energy capacity, including 3,100 MW of installed wind power capacity.
(Source: Duke Energy, Kallanish Energy July 19, 2018)
Contact: Duke Energy, Chris Fallon, VP Renewables, www.duke-energy.com
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The Lumberton site uses both biomass and poultry litter for fuel and sells its output to Duke Energy under a long-term PPA. The Georgia plants in Carnesville and Colbert will be selling their generated electricity to Georgia Power. Each of them will use approximately 500,000 tpy of biomass and/or poultry litter.
Veolia Energy Operating Services is a division within the North American business unit Veolia Environment SA. (Source: Georbia Power, Veolia, Renewables Now, 4 April, 2018)
Contact: Georgia Renewable Power, www.georgiapower.com;
Veolia Energy, www.veoliaenergyna.com
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The BESS will be controlled by Doosan's Intelligent Controller (DG-IC). Other system components include Samsung's lithium-ion batteries and Ingeteam's power conversion system. The DG-IC also complies with the Modular Energy Storage Architecture (MESA) specifications for software communications between components of a BESS as well as between the BESS and a utility's control room.
Doosan previously worked with Austin Energy, Duke Energy, Puget Sound Energy, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Seattle City Light, and Snohomish Public Utility District.
(Source: Consumers Energy, PR, 3 April, 2014)Contact: Doosan GridTech, (888) 452-7715, www.doosangridtech.com; Consumers Energy, Garrick Rochow, VP Operations, Patti Poppe, CEO, (517) 788-0550, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ConsumersEnergy.com
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The project will help Duke Energy satisfy state swine waste-to-energy mandates under the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard law in North Carolina. Under this law, Duke Energy must generate 0.20 percent of its retail sales from swine waste by 2023.
Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., OptimaBio is a swine waste-to-energy project developer and the leader in RNG development for North Carolina. (Source: Duke Energy, PR, 29 Mar., 2018) Contact: Duke Energy, Randy Wheeless,
(704) 382-8379, Randy.email@example.com, www.dukeenergy.com; OptimaBio, Mark Maloney, (910) 632-0752,
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As part of these efforts, Duke plans to invest $25 billion between 2017 and 2026 to modernize the electric grid and $11 billion to expand wind and solar power and natural gas power generation.
Duke expects more than 80 pc tof its generation mix to come from zero and lower CO2-emitting sources by 2030.
The company also expects to cut the share of coal in its generation capacity by half, to 16 pct by 2030 and be free of coal for power generation by 2050.
Duke aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 40 pct by 2030.
(Source: Duke, Oil Price, 23 Mar., 2018) Contact: Duke Energy, Rob Caldwell, Sr. VP, Distributed Energy Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.duke-energy.com
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Over the years, Craven County has modified the 25-year old, 50-MW biomass power plant to use increasing amounts of poultry waste and is presently upgrading the plant use the animal waste for up to 30 pct of its power.
The credits, which are used to satisfy the state's renewable energy requirements, will go to both Duke Progress and Duke Energy Carolinas. (Source: Duke Energy, Charlotte Biz, Feb., 2018) Contact: Craven County Wood Energy,
Bob VanEllis,GM, (252) 633-9525, www.altagas.ca/our-infrastructure/operations/craven-county-wood-energy; Duke Energy, Rob Caldwell, Sr. VP, Distributed Energy Resources, email@example.com, www.duke-energy.com
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The program offers homeowners and landlords interest-free loans for insulation, smart thermostats and other residential improvements. The loans would be repaid over three to five years with the savings from the upgrades.
Specifically, the program is made possible through a grant awarded to local energy analytics firm EmpowerSaves and housing nonprofit Cincinnati Development Fund by the Duke Class Benefit Fund.
Officials hope to lend out the $500,000 to roughly 200 to 250 homeowners or landlords to each make upwards of $3,500 worth of energy improvements which are expected to deliver saving in the range of 25 pct off a homeowner's annual utility bills.
The program, available to Ohio residents in the Duke Energy service area.(Source: Cincinnati.com, 29 Jan., 2018) Contact: EmpowerSaves,www.empowersaves.com/online-assessment
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Under the program, residential customers will be eligible for a rebate of 60 cents per watt for solar energy systems 10 kilowatts (kW) or less. Nonresidential customers would be eligible for 50 cents per watt. Nonprofit customers would be eligible for an enhanced rebate of 75 cents per watt for systems 100 kW or less. Installed systems 100 kW or greater would be eligible for a maximum rebate of $50,000 for non-residential customers, or $75,000 for nonprofit customers.
Duke Energy serves about 6,000 customers who have private solar systems totaling just over 50 MW. The program expects to increase North Carolina's private solar market by 200 pct over the next five years. The program is subject to regulatory approvals.
(Source: Duke Energy, PR, 22 Jan., 2018) Contact: Duke Energy, Randy Wheeless, (704) 382-8379, www.duke-energy.com
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Through innovation in water heating, an insulated slab, attic insulation, the HVAC and solid, panelized wall systems, the house uses a consistent amount of energy throughout the day.
Meritage Homes also partnered with Duke Energy and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to design a way to monitor the home and understand the energy use. According to EPRI, a home with the same square footage as the reNEWable Living Home would use 23,910 kWh annually. By using the DOE BeOpt software, the advances of the reNEWable Living Home reduce that by 30 pct to only 16,887 kWh per year.
This 30 pct deduction was captured with 100 pct LED lighting, using a heat pump water heater, insulating the slab at an R10 value, using R30 closed cell spray foam insulation in the roof, installing a SEER 18, 9.3 HSPF HVAC system and using the HercuWAll ICF 4-inch solid panelized wall system.
(Source: Meritage Homes, Builder, 4 Jan., 2018)Contact: Meritage Homes, www.meritagehomes.com; EPRI, www.epri.com; Duke Energy Carolinas, (704) 594-6200, www.duke-energy.com
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Duke acquired a majority interest in the company in February of 2015. Financial and other setails of the acquisition have not been disclosed.
REC Solar will be managed as an independent business unit of Duke Energy Renewables.
(Source: Duke Energy, PR, 6 Dec., 2017)
Contact: Duke Energy, Chris Fallon, VP Renewables, www.duke-energy.com, www.duke-energy.com/renewable; REC Solar, Matthew Walz, Pres., CEO, www.resolar.com
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Duke Energy has deployed approximately 40 mw of energy storage capacity, representing 15 national projects demonstrating 10 different grid applications and functions and eight different battery chemistries.
Duke Energy is Indiana's largest electric power supplier.
(Source: Duke Energy, 31 Oct., 2017) Contact: Duke Energy Indiana, www.duke-energy.com/home
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Other utilities that have committed to major emissions cuts include Xcel Energy, DTE Energy, Duke Energy and others. (Source: Ameren, NRDC, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Dan Laurent, Dir. Energy Services, Michael Moehn, Pres., CEO, (314) 554-2165, www.AmerenMissouri.com
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The two sites are the first of a long-term plan to establish energy storage capacity in the region.
Duke will install a 9-MWlithium-ion battery system at a substation in the Rock Hill community in Ashville, and a 4-MW lithium-ion battery system
in Hot Springs, Madison County. (Source: Duke Energy, Citizen-Times, 21 Sept., 2017) Contact: Duke Energy Carolinas, Rob Caldwell, Pres, (704) 594-6200,
Robert Sipes, VP Western Carolinas Modernization, www.duke-energy.com
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The companies -- Apex Clean Energy, Blattner Energy, Duke Energy, EDF Renewable Energy, EDP Renewables, Enel Green Power North America, E.ON, Goldwind Americas, Hannon Armstrong, Invenergy, Leeward Renewable Energy, MAP Royalty, Pattern Energy, TPI Composites and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA – are donating $1 million in aggregate to support repairs and rebuilding efforts in areas impacted by the storms.
(Source: Pattern Energy, NA Wind Power, Various Others, 11 Sept., 2017) Contact: Pattern Energy, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.patternenergy.com;
Habitat for Humanity, www.habitat.org; AWEA, Tom Kiernan, CEO, www.awea.org
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Duke Energy intends to start building a 74.9-MW solar park in Jasper, Hamilton County at the beginning of next year. It will be its sixth photovoltaic (PV) facility in the state, comprising about 300,000 solar modules with an expected output sufficient for 20,000 homes.
(Source: Duke Energy, RenewablesNow, Others, 30 Aug., 2017) Contact: Duke Energy Florida, Harry Sideris,Pres., www.duke-energy.com;
Florida Public Service Commission, www.psc.state.fl.us
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Smithfield Hog Production in north Missouri is partnering with Roeslein on the biogas plant to be constructed in 1,000 acres in Harrison County . The site is being provided by the Nature Conservancy . Duke Energy in North Carolina is contracted to purchase part of the processed fuel to assist in realizing clean energy standards for power generation.
(Source: Roeslein Alternative Energy, NewsPress, Aug., 2017) Contact: Roeslein Alternative Energy, Rudi Roeslein, Pres., Brian Gale, Bus. Dev., Chris Roach, Proj. Dev., (314) 729-0055, email@example.com, www.roesleinalternativeenergy.com
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Duke Energy Carolinas owns 35 solar facilities in the region, but does not currently purchase wind capacity.
The addition would allow Duke Energy to comply with North Carolina's 2007 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard that mandates companies to add up to 12.5 pct of its energy needs through "renewable energy resources or energy efficiency measures" by 2021 and beyond. (Source: Duke Energy, Ashville Citizen Journal, Coastal Review, 15 Aug., 2017) Contact: Duke Energy Renewables and Distributed Energy Technology,
Rob Caldwell, Pres, (704) 594-6200, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.duke-energy.com
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The project is slated for completion and commissioning in Q2, 2018 and has a 20-year power-purchase agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA).
(Source: Duke Energy Renewables, RE News, Others, 14 Aug., 2017) Contact:
Shoreham Solar Commons, www.shorehamsolarcommons.com; Invenergy, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com; LIFA, Tom Falcone, CEO, (631) 755-6900, www.lipower.org; Duke Energy Renewables, Rob Caldwell, Pres, (704) 594-6200, email@example.com, www.duke-energy.com
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The recent upgrades include two water chillers for District Energy Plant IV, an under-construction water plant that will produce chilled and hot water to cool and dehumidify campus buildings.
The chillers will hold 4,000 tons (1 million gallons) of chilled water that will serve Research Building 1 and be added to an existing underground infrastructure that serves nearly 75 pct of campus buildings. Over the lifespan of the presently under construction District Energy Plant IV the university is estimated to save $121,000 annually in operation costs.
The remaining $78,000 of the recent rebate is from automation controls installed in Student Health Services, Mathematical Sciences and Engineering II buildings. The controls use CO2 sensors that measure when more outside air is needed to balance the CO2 levels in the buildings. Vents admit fresh air as needed to reduce the demand on de-humidification equipment.
(Source: Univ. of Central Florida, Campus News, 24 July, 2017)Contact: Duke Energy, www.duke-energy.com;
UCF, Curtis Wade, Dir. Utilities & Energy Services.(407) 823-2000, www.ucf.edu
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Construction is expected to get underway later this summer for completion by the year end. (Source: Duke Energy, PR, 14 July, 2017) Contact: Duke Energy Kentucky, Jim Henning, Pres., www.duke-energy.com
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Duke Energy built, and will own, operate and maintain the solar facility.
To accommodate the new project and to compensate the base for use of its secure land, Duke will also upgrade NSA Crane's electrical infrastructure and conduct a microgrid feasibility study to see if such an arrangement could enhance base security in the future.
(Source: Duke Energy Indiana, PV Mag., May 22, 2017)
Contact: Duke Energy Indiana, Doug Esamann, Pres., www.duke-energy.com/indiana; Crane Naval Support Activity, www.cnic.navy.mil/CRANE
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Also in the report, the company announced a new goal to lower carbon intensity, measured in pounds of CO2 released per kilowatt-hour of electricity generated, by 45 pct versus 2005 output. In 2016, the company achieved an almost 25 pct cut in carbon intensity versus 2005.
The Duke Sustainability Report also notes: