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About half way through the spring 2016 outage at the Alvin W. Vogtle electric generating station in eastern Georgia, workers were ahead of schedule and gaining momentum.
The research will develop ways to accelerate solar panel aging in a laboratory without having to wait 25 to 30 years. The eventual goal is to compare panels that have been aged artificially with panels that have aged naturally.
The battery storage system includes two 10-MW systems, each of which contain 198 Tesla Powerpacks and 24 inverters.
The suit alleges Southern Company officials “made false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose adverse information regarding the progress of the Kemper Plant, assuring investors that the project would be completed by the critical May 2014 deadline."
Blattner Energy constructed the facility, and Invenergy Services will operate it when it’s officially commissioned later this month.
The projects, which are slated to begin operations between 2018 and 2020, will incorporate wind turbines from Siemens and Vestas.
The developments include the Salt Fork Wind Project in Donley and Gray counties, which includes 87 wind turbines that generate 174 MW; and the Tyler Bluff Wind Facility in Cooke County, which includes 52 wind turbines that generate 126 MW.
The 200-MW development, built on 2,000 acres of land in Kern County, California, began construction in November 2015.
On Tuesday during the Power Generation Week keynote session, Southern Company’s Roxann Laird was named the 2016 Power-Gen Woman of the Year.
SunPower, which developed, designed and constructed the facility and will operate and maintain it, will retain the remaining interest.