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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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Maritimes Pipeline to Provide Gas to New Hampshire Plant

LCG, May 18, 2001The Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline LLC said yesterday it reached an agreement with an ad hoc subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Inc. to provide natural gas transportation service to a 525 megawatt power plant currently under construction in Newington, N.H.

The plant, being developed by Con Edison affiliate Newington Energy LLC, is scheduled to begin commercial operation next year. Maritimes & Northeast intends to build a connection to the plant from an existing lateral near the plant.

"With natural gas from the Maritimes pipeline, we will be able to produce cleaner, low-costelectricity for the people of New Hampshire and New England," said Michael Madia, a Newington vice president.

Maritimes & Northeast transports natural gas from the Sable offshore project near Nova Scotia. When the pipeline went into service last year, it bought gas to parts of the U.S. Northeast that had never had the fuel.

Maritimes & Northeast is jointly owned by affiliates of Duke Energy Corp. (37.5 percent), Canada's Westcoast Energy Inc. (37.5 percent), Exxon Mobil Corp. (12.5 percent); and Emera Inc. of Nova Scotia (12.5 percent).

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