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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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Michael D. Capellas, chairman and chief executive of Compaq Computer Corp., has been elected a director of Dynegy Inc.

Mark S. Dodson has been named president and chief operating officer of Northwest natural Gas Co.. He has been senior vice president for public affairs and general counsel since 1997.

Rance Hall has been named chief financial officer for Duke Energy Generation Services, the wholesale merchant power plant business of Duke Energy Corp. He joins DEGS from Duke/Fluor Daniel, a joint venture between Duke and Fluor Corp., where he was chief financial officer and vice president for finance and administration.

Eduardo Noriega has been appointed manager of the northeast Georgia service area of Atlanta Gas Light Co. A native of Argentina who has been living in the United States since 1983, Noriega has more than a decade of experience in the natural gas industry including a position in management with Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania in addition to serving as a design engineer for the company.

H. John Riley Jr., chairman, president and chief executive of Cooper Industries, Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of electrical products, tools and hardware, has been elected a director of Dynegy Inc.

Andrew B. Stroud Jr. has joined Kansas City Power & Light Co. as vicepresident for human resources. He previously occupied the same position with Evenflo Co. in Vandalia, Ohio.

Gordon van Welie has been appointed president and chief executive of ISO New England Inc., effective June 1. He replaces acting chief executive William W. Berry, who remains chairman.

Dominion Resources Announces Three Nuclear Changes
Dominion Resources Inc. unit Dominion Energy announced three changes within its nuclear organization in Virginia and Connecticut. All changes are effective June 1.

  • Raymond P. Necci, vice president for nuclear technical services at Millstone Power Station in Waterford, Conn., will become vice president for nuclear operations.

  • J. Alan Price will succeed Necci as vice president for nuclear technical services at Millstone. He is presently director of nuclear engineering for Dominion Energy's Virginia nuclear power stations, North Anna and Surry.

  • Eugene S. Grecheck vice president for nuclear operations at Millstone, will become vicepresident for nuclear support services in Richmond, Va.

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