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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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Dominion Energy Virginia Pursues 500 MW of Renewable Projects

LCG, August 8, 2019--Dominion Energy Virginia announced Monday that it is seeking bids for up to 500 MW of renewable capacity in both 2021 and 2022 to increase its clean energy resources. Dominion Energy stated that it is committed to having 3,000 MW of solar and wind in operation or under development in Virginia by 2022. This near-term step is part of an ultimate company commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050 across the 18 states it serves.

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Sebastian Coppola, senior vice president and chief financial officer of gas company Semco Energy Inc., will take on the additional responsibilities of president and chief operating officer of Semco Energy Ventures, the company's unregulated subsidiary that owns intrastate gastransmission pipelines, underground gas storage and other non-regulated assets in Michigan.

Amiel David has been named senior vice president and managing director in the Houston office of Duke Capital Partners LLC. For the past eight years, he has been director and senior vice president at First Union Securities Inc., also in Houston.

Jeff Faulk has been named president and chief executive of Duke/Fluor Daniel, a joint venture between Fluor Corp. and Duke Energy Corp. that provides global engineering, construction and operating services to fossil-fueled power generating facilities. He most recently was a senior vice president of Flour Daniel.

T. J. Glauthier, former deputy secretary and chief operating officer with the U.S. Department of Energy, has been appointed president and chief executive of the newly founded Electricity Innovation Institute, an independent affiliated organization of the Electric Power Research Institute.

Lisa Metcalfe has been named vice president and chief technology officer of Avista Advantage, a subsidiary of Avista Corp., the former Washington (state) Water Power Co. She joins Avista from Washington (D.C.) Gas Light Co., where she was vice president and chief information officer.

Victor H. Pena has been named senior vice president and chief administrative officer ofNevada-based Sierra Pacific Resources Corp., the holding company for the state's major utilities, Nevada Power Co. and Sierra Pacific Power Co. He returns to Sierra Pacific after three years in Atlanta as a vice president of AGL Resources Inc.

Richard Schwartz has been named vice president for business development by Avista Advantage, a subsidiary of Avista Corp. He most recently was senior vice president of Cambridge Technology Partners of Cambridge, Mass. where he served as chief operating officer for North America.

Theodore J. Vogel has been named vice president for taxes and tax counsel by CMS Energy Corp. He occupied that position with subsidiary CMS Enterprises from 1997 to 2000 andwas an attorney for CMS Energy's principal subsidiary, Consumers Energy Co., from 1979 to 1987.

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