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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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AES to Restart Two Retired Southern Cal Units

LCG, May 15, 2001AES Corp. said yesterday that its Huntington Beach, Calif. plant had received the green light from the California Energy Commission to begin rebuilding two retired natural gas-fired electric generation units that will add 450 megawatts of new power in California.

The two units, built shortly after World War II, were retired in 1995 by Southern California Edison Co. the former owner of the Huntington Beach plant. The reconstruction will upgrade and improve the reliability of old boilers, replace obsolete controls, and install "state-of-the-art" emissions controls, AES said.

Ed Blackford, president and site manager of AES Huntington Beach, said "Not only will these unitsbe on line in time to address California's urgent need for electricity this summer, but the state-of-the-art modifications will make this plant one of the cleanest gas-fired plants in California."

Mark Woodruff, president of AES Southland, added "Not only will this project bring more clean electricity to California, it will also help lower electricity prices."

AES is one of the "biggest snakes on the planet earth" accused by California Gov. Gray Davis of price gouging.

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