Major wind, solar projects came online during November

New generation building in first 11 months of 2016 outpaced 2015

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) data indicates that 957 MW of new generation capacity, the vast majority wind and solar power, was installed during November.

During the first 11 months of 2016 there have been 19,127 MW of generating capacity installed domestically, compared to 14,473 MW during the same period in 2015, according to the monthly Energy Infrastructure Update from FERC’s Office of Energy Projects.

Here is the FERC office's rundown of the November activity:

Pfzier Inc.’s 5.6 MW natural gas-fired Pfizer Groton Expansion Project in New London County, CT is online.

Javelina Wind Energy II LLC’s 200 MW Javelina Wind Farm Phase II Expansion Project in Webb County, TX is online.

Courtenay Wind Farm LLC’s 200 MW Courtenay Wind Farm Project in Stutsman County, ND is online. The power generated is sold to Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL) utility Northern States Power  (Minnesota) under long-term contract.

Paulding Wind Farm III LLC’s 100.8 MW Timber Road Wind Farm Phase II Expansion Project in Paulding County, OH is online. The power generated is sold to American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) under long-term contract.

Peak View Wind Energy LLC’s 60 MW Peak View Wind Farm Project in Las Animas County, CO is online.

Southern Power Co.’s 150 MW RE Roserock Solar Farm Project in Pecos County, TX is online. The power generated by the Southern (NYSE:SO) utility is sold to Austin Energy under long-term contract.

Comanche Solar PV LLC’s 120 MW Comanche Solar Wind Project in Pueblo County, CO is online. The power generated is sold to Public Service Co. of Colorado under long-term contract.

Georgia Power’s 30 MW Fort Gordon Solar Project in Richmond County, GA is online.

Citizens Solar Holding VI LLC’s 20 MW Old Midville Solar Project in Jenkins County, GA is online. The power generated is sold to Southern utility Georgia Power under long-term contract.

Antelope DSR II LLC’s 5 MW Antelope DSR II Phase 1 Solar Project in Los Angeles County, CA is online. The power generated is sold to Southern California Public Power Authority under long-term contract.

SJA Solar LLC’s 20 MW SJA Solar Project in Worchester County, MA is online.

Solar Star Arizona VIII LLC’s 20 MW Sulphur Springs Solar Project in Cochise County, AZ is online. The power generated is sold to Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Coop. Inc. under long-term contract.

Indiana Michigan Power’s 4.8 MW Watervliet Solar Project in Berrien County, MI is online.

Blue Sphere Corp.’s 5.2 MW municipal solid waste-to-energy Charlotte Biomass Project in Mecklenburg County, NC is online. The power generated is sold to Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) under long-term contract.

Wayne Barber
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Wayne Barber

Wayne Barber, Chief Analyst for the GenerationHub, has been covering power generation, energy and natural resources issues at national publications for more than 20 years. Prior to joining PennWell he was editor of Generation Markets Week at SNL Financial for nine years. He has also worked as a business journalist at both McGraw-Hill and Financial Times Energy. Wayne also worked as a newspaper reporter for several years. During his career has visited nuclear reactors and coal mines as well as coal and natural gas power plants.

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