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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Some Creditors Allowed Second Vote on PG&E Bankruptcy Plan

LCG, Sep. 23, 2002--Following a vote tally on competing bankruptcy reorganization plans for Pacific Gas & Electric, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali will allow some rank-and-file creditors to re-cast their votes.

While the recent vote was found to be in favor of the utility's plan, a revised version of a plan developed by the California Public Utilities Commission was supported by the official creditors' committee. Montali has agreed to allow a re-vote in some cases, but has not yet determined which creditors will be permitted to cast new ballots.

The method by which the voting would take place, or at what date, was not announced. Meanwhile, a trial to determine the legality and practicality of each plan will go ahead beginning on Nov. 12.
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