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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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Chevron to Increase Capacity at Sabine Pass LNG Terminal

LCG, December 2, 2005--Cheniere Energy, Inc. announced yesterday that Chevron Global Gas, a unit of Chevron Corporation, has exercised itsoption to increase capacity to 1 Bcf/day at Cheniere's new Sabine Pass Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal. The terms of the original agreement, executed in November 2004, provided for 700 MMcf/day of capacity over a 20-year period to begin no later than July 2009.

The Sabine Pass LNG Terminal is being built near Sabine Pass in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Construction on the LNG facility began in March 2005.

The LNG terminal will receive LNG tankers and vaporize the LNG into natural gas, which will then be transported into the transmission pipeline network serving much of the Central and Eastern United States. The terminal is designed with a sendout capacity of 2.6 Bcf/day in the first phase, which is scheduled to commence operations in 2008.

In July 2005, Cheniere filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) a second phase for the project that would increase the sendout capacity of Sabine Pass LNG Terminal to 4 Bcf/day. According to Cheniere, the expansion could open between 2009 and 2010.

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