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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Defunct Makes Refunds in Pennsylvania

LCG, May 15, 2001Pennsylvania Consumer Advocate Sonny Popowsky said yesterday that a defunct Internet-based electricity supplier will make refunds averaging about $70 each to more than 1,000 Pennsylvania customers who had switched to the failed dot-com. was licensed to provide electric generation service in Pennsylvania, but went out ofbusiness in early March of this year. The Office of Consumer Advocate filed a complaint for refunds against the dot-com with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on behalf of state customers who were entitled to refunds when their service was terminated.

Refund checks are being sent in intervals, depending upon when received final usageinformation from Pennsylvania electric utility companies, Popowsky's office said.

Most of the first group to get refunds live in Duquesne Light Co. and Allegheny Energy service territories. Refund checks to customers residing in other utility service areas are expected to be issued within the next several weeks, as final bills are calculated, the advocacy office said.

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