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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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California Town's 43-MW Power Plant Operational

LCG, Aug. 18, 2003--The Agua Mansa Power Plant, built for the city of Colton, Ca., by energy services firm NORESCO, has been completed, and is intended to "stabilize [the town's] power supply costs, while ensuring reliability," Daryl Parrish, the city manager, said.

The 43-megawatt plant consists of a General Electric LM 600PC Sprint turbine, which will operate in simple-cycle, burning natural gas. City officials decided to build Agua Mansa to lessen exposure to power market price volatility. Colton's power purchase agreements were also nearing their end.

The financial capital for the plant came through the issue of municipal bonds by the city's financing authority.
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