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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French Utility Encounters Adversity in Heat Wave

LCG, Aug. 11, 2003--The French utility Electricite de France said today that it could be forced to counteract disruptions to its normal provision of power services, due to a lack of cooling water for its generating plants, and possible line failures underground due to heat.

"The situation deeply affects the coal, fuel, nuclear power output and hydropower production of EdF, which needs water to function," a statement read. It called the ongoing heatwave the source of potentially "serious and significant consequences on French electricity."

EdF has put in place mobile generating units for customers who might lose access to large generators should lines fail. The temperatures observed have gone up throughout August, while the utility had to shut a coal-fired plant outside of Paris because of insufficient cooling water.

National power production has been supplemented by purchases from outside the country, and power prices set a record today.
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