That level will be reached in part by a boom in battery storage.
The cap of a water pipe blew off and hit him on the head, according to a police report.
Hydro remained the king of renewable energy at 300 million MWh.
Duke officials are now studying the feasibility of other options, including biogas.
Among the "...vastly different circumstances" that Russell Ray mentions in his opinion piece in the January 2018 edition of Power Engineering are dozens of existing qualifying facilities (QFs) that have not been advantaged by state renewable energy policies
In 2015, a coal-fired unit in Canada was successfully converted to burn thermally upgraded wood pellets. The first-of-a-kind project was executed with a capital cost of about $30 per kilowatt and has demonstrated its feasibility at full scale.
The Optima KV project in Duplin County captures methane gas from the hog waste of five farms.
The company is looking at repurposing the site, which could include construction of a renewable fuel oil facility.
Xcel said it wants to replace expensive power generation from multiple biomass plants.
The plant can use wood waste, garbage, construction waste, demolition waste and agriculture waste alike.