Mitsubishi Motors Manufacturing of America (MMMA) announced itentered into a multi-year agreement with Duke Energy’sDukeSolutions Inc. to manage energy service for Mitsubishi’stwo-million-square-foot manufacturing plant in Normal, IL. Over thecontract term, DukeSolutions will support up to $30 million ofenergy expenditures for MMMA. Duke is the third major integratedenergy company to enter into a multimillion dollar energymanagement deal this week, joining Sempra and FirstEnergy.
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Similar to a deal the two companies made last May involvingthree power plants in the Los Angeles Basin, Williams and AESforged an agreement last week in which Williams will supply thefuel and market the power produced from an AES-built and -operatedpower facility in Pennsylvania. The AES Ironwood plant will belocated in South Lebanon Township and will have a capacity toproduce 700 MW. Financial terms of the transaction were notdisclosed.
Trigen Energy began construction of a $13.5 million, 15 MWcombined heat and power plant to provide 95% of the steam needs ofTrigen’s 135 St. Louis steam system customers. The plant consistsof two 5.2 MW solar turbines and 4.6 MW of back pressure steamturbines from Trigen Ewing.