FERC records 957 MW in new wind, solar power installed in November

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 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, Connecticut is online.

“- Javelina Wind Energy II’s 200 MW Javelina Wind Farm Phase II Expansion Project in Webb County, Texas is online.

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

“- Paulding Wind Farm III’s 100.8 MW Timber Road Wind Farm Phase II Expansion Project in Paulding County, Ohio is online. The power generated is sold to American Electric Power under long-term contract.

“- Peak View Wind Energy’s 60 MW Peak View Wind Farm Project in Las Animas County, Colorado is online.

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

“- Comanche Solar PV’s 120 MW Comanche Solar Wind Project in Pueblo County, Colorado 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, Georgia is online.

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

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

“- SJA Solar’s 20 MW SJA Solar Project in Worchester County, Massachusetts is online.

“- Solar Star Arizona VIII’s 20 MW Sulphur Springs Solar Project in Cochise County, Arizona 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, Michigan is online.

“- Blue Sphere Corp.’s 5.2 MW municipal solid waste-to-energy Charlotte Biomass Project in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is online. The power generated is sold to Duke Energy under long-term contract.

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Wayne Barber, Chief Analyst for the GenerationHub, has been covering power generation, energy and natural resources issues at national publications for more than 22 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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