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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Seminole Electric Coop Files to Construct New Coal Plant

LCG, March 15, 2006--Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Seminole) filed last week with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) for a Certificate of Need to construct a 750-MW, coal-fired electric generating unit in Putnam County, Florida. Seminole also filed with Florida's Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) a Site Certification Application for the unit on March 9.

Seminole's proposal is to add a third, coal-fired unit at its existing 1,300 MW Seminole Generating Station. The current schedule calls for commercial operations to commence on May 1, 2012. The project is estimated to cost $1.4 billion and includes investments of over $250 million to improve emission controls at the existing coal units.

Seminole states that the new capacity is needed to provide reliable, economical energy supplies to its ten member systems in Florida
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