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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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OPEC Pressures Russia on Oil Production

LCG, March 18, 2002-With a sluggish world demand for oil, OPEC is concerned that Russia, as the world's second largest oil exporter, will not limit its oil production.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) changed its forecast for growth in worldwide oil demand from 500,000 to 420,000 barrels per day, 0.55 percent of the world's total of 76 million barrels a day.

Russia promised to decrease its first quarter production by 150,000 barrels per day, although exports were reportedly up 940,000 barrels per day in February. OPEC has demanded that Russia continue limiting its oil production in the second quarter, but Russian officials do not want to lose market share or give up revenues that the struggling country needs. Experts say that Russia's mostly private industry may export more oil than reported even if the Russian government vows to limit production.

OPEC secretary general Ali Rodriguez and president Rilwanu Lukman could not convince Russian officials to devote themselves to future agreements with OPEC, although Russia avoided rejecting Opecs demands outright.

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