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Connecticut Seeks 2,000 MW of Offshore Wind Capacity

LCG, August 22, 2019--The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) on Friday released a request for proposals (RFP) for offshore wind power projects. DEEP is seeking up to 2,000 MW, as required under Public Act 19-71, An Act Concerning the Procurement of Energy Derived from Offshore Wind.

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EIA Publishes Regional Electricity Supply and Pricing Forecasts Using UPLAN Model

LCG, August 13, 2019--The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced that it is revising the presentation and modeling of its forecasts for electricity supply and market hub pricing to better reflect current electricity markets and system operations in the U.S. Beginning with the August 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the new forecasting approach models electricity markets using the UPLAN production cost optimization software developed by LCG Consulting. EIA uses the solution results provided by this proprietary model to develop the STEO forecasts of monthly electricity generation, fuel consumption, and wholesale prices.

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AEP to Sell Coal Mines, Buy Fuel for Power Plants

LCG, May 1, 2001American Electric Power Co. Inc. and Consol Energy Inc. said yesterday they had agreed for Consol to buy certain Ohio and West Virginia coal mines from AEP affiliates and sell coal to the big utility to fuel its power plants.

Under the proposed agreement CONSOL Energy would purchase the stock of Windsor Coal Co. in West Liberty, W.Va., Southern Ohio Coal Co. in Wilkesville, Ohio, and Central Ohio Coal Co. in Cumberland, Ohio.

AEP would agree to purchase about 34 million tons of coal from these and other Consol mines through 2008. The coal would fuel several AEP power plants, including the Muskingum River, Cardinal and Gen. James. M. Gavin plants. (A power plant named after Jumping Jim Gavin, the old paratrooper?)

It appears that there is little protection for mine workers in the agreement. The companies said only that "Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, or WARN, notices will be given toemployees at the three mines. The notices alert them to the potential sale and indicate that theiremployment with AEP would end on or about June 30, 2001 when it is anticipated that the agreementwith Consol would be closed."

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