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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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Hydro-Quebec to Install Upgraded Hydro Generators

LCG, Sep. 23, 2002--Run-of-river hydro generating units on the Outaouais River, in the Abitibi Temiscamingue area of Quebec, will be replaced over a four-year period beginning in 2003.

Hydro-Quebec has contracted with GE Power Systems subsidiary GE Hydro to provide the new generators, which will replace a total of eight generators at the Rapid-2 and Rapide-7 stations. The total increase in output capacity will be 12 megawatts, provided by eight separate generating units. The stations are near Cadillac, Quebec.

The original units were installed in the 1940's and 1950's. One generating unit will be replaced at each station per year. Hydro-Quebec is a utility which is owned by the province.
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