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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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Cogentrix Moves Ahead on 810 Megawatt Mississippi Plant

LCG, May 30, 2001--Cogentrix Energy Inc. said yesterday it has completed the financingfor an 810 megawatt natural gas-fueled power plant to be located in the city of Southaven,Miss. and construction will begin next month, with commercial operation expected by June 2003.

David Lewis, chief executive of Cogentrix, said "We look forward to establishing ourselves as a valued member of the city of Southaven, DeSoto County and the State of Mississippi business community."

Enron Corp. subsidiary National Energy production Corp. will handle engineering, procurement and construction of the Southaven Power facility, which will be built on a 40-acre site adjacent to existing Entergy Corp. and Tennessee Valley Authority substations.

PG&E National Energy Group Inc.'s trading unit will provide fuel for the plant and accept its entire output under a long-term contract.

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