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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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North Korea Meets with Russia for Nuke Deal

LCG, March 26, 2002-Last week North Korean and Russian officials talked about joint energy endeavors.

North Korean parliamentary head Choe Thae Bok went to Moscow to speak with Russian industry official Ilya Klebanov about rail and electricity development, including building a nuclear plant.

North Korea has been dubbed part of an "axis of evil" by U.S. President Bush.

A 1994 agreement required the country to stop nuclear arms development. Many international experts say that the country is still retaining and possibly producing weapons-grade plutonium. The agreement also included inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

With U.S. assistance two light-water nuclear reactors were slated to be built by 2003 according to this agreement, but now the project is not likely to happen for years. North Korea is looking for other avenues by which to develop nuclear power.

According to the Guardian, Moscow officials are hesitant to form any definite plans with the North Korean regime.

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