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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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Mitsubishi Subsidiary Seeks to Build Nevada Plant

LCG, Mar. 4, 2002--Diamond Generating, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi, the Japanese conglomerate, hopes to build a gas-fired generating plant near Goodsprings, Nevada, starting in early 2003.

While many US-based power developers have scaled back the number of projects they are actively pursuing due to a drop in power prices and lender concerns over some power producers' high levels of debt, Bill Davis, director of development of Diamond Generating, said, "there is still an increase in electric load requirements (in the western United States)." The plant would be named Ivanpah Energy Center, and would have a capacity of 500 megawatts.

The plant, which would be dry-cooled, would utilize 30 to 50 acre feet of water for cooling annually, from partially treated gray water generated by the Southern Desert Correctional Center in Jean. A typical dry-cooled plant requires 250 to 300 acre feet. The land on which Ivanpah would be built would be leased from the Bureau of Land Management.

A series of public meetings are scheduled concerning the plant. If the plant receives all required approvals, Diamond hopes to start operations by March 2005.
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