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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DTE, Entergy to Build 320 Megawatt Illinois Plant

LCG, May 31, 2001Subsidiaries of DTE Energy Inc. and Entergy Corp. said yesterday they would build a jointly-owned 320 megawatt natural gas-fueled power plant in the village of Crete, Ill., about 30 miles south of Chicago.

DTE Energy Services and Entergy Wholesale Operations said the plant could be built in about a year's time and have scheduled commercial operation for June 2002.

"The electric output from this facility will be available in time to supply additional electricity to theregion during high-demand periods next summer," said Barry G. Markowitz, president of DTE EnergyServices. "In addition to the power, the Crete plant will help fuel economic growth in the area as thefirst tenant in the Crete Industrial Park."

Natural gas delivery for the project will be provided through the recently completed Vector Interstate Pipeline. The Vector pipeline is partially owned by MCN Energy Inc., which will become part of DTE Energy as a result of a merger between the companies, expected to close May 31.

The new facility will be operated by Entergy Operating Systems Inc.

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