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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Industry News


Bruce R. Albertson, president and chief executive officer of Zip drive maker Iomega Corp., has been named to the board of directors of MDU Resources Group Inc.

Judy M. Anderson has been named a senior vice president of Georgia Power Co. and president of the Georgia Power Foundation Inc. She was also elected president of the SouthernCompany Charitable Foundation Inc. Anderson most recently was Georgia Power's vice president and corporate secretary.

Gary Ely, president and chief executive of Avista Corp., has been elected to the additional post of chairman, succeeding Larry Stanley, who is retiring. Ely is a 34-year veteran of the company and its predecessor, Washington Water Power Co.

Peter Kelley, president and chief operating officer of Southern Union Co., has resigned for health reasons and been replaced by Thomas Karam, who currently heads PG Energy, Southern Union's Pennsylvania division.

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