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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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Edward M. Gleason, vice president, treasurer and corporate secretary of Alliant Energy, will retire on March 31. Gleason started with Wisconsin Power and Light Company in 1977 as assistant treasurer, and moved into his present posts following the 1998 merger with Alliant Energy. Thomas L. Hanson has been promoted to vice president and treasurer, effective following Gleason's retirement. F.J. (Jack) Buri has been named corporate secretary, also effective April 1.

Roy Lewis Eiguren has been nominated to the board of directors of Avista Corp. Eiguren is a senior partner at the law firm of Givens Pursley LLP, and will stand for election at the company's annual meeting in May. Eiguren worked as Special Assistant to the Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Department of Energy before entering private law practice in 1984.

George E. Wardeberg has announced his retirement as vice chairman of Wisconsin Energy Corp. in April 2002. Prior to WEC's acquisition of WICOR, Inc., in 2000, Wardeberg was chairman and chief executive officer of the latter company. Wardeberg will continue to serve on WEC's board of directors.

Carla D. Brockman has been appointed assistant corporate secretary by the board of directors of OGE Energy Corp. Brockman, who has been with the company since 1980, served as client manager in the strategic planning department beginning in 1998.

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