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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Gamesa and FirstEnergy Move Forward with Allegheny Ridge Wind Farm

LCG, March 28, 2006--FirstEnergy announced yesterday that it has executed a 23-year purchase agreement with Gamesa Energy USA for the power generated by the Allegheny Ridge Wind Farm, which is located in Pennsylvania and currently under development. Phase I of the project will have a generating capacity of 80 MW and is scheduled for completion in early 2007.

The wind farm site is in Cambria and Blair counties. Phase I of the project includes 40 turbines, each with a capacity of 2 MW. The state Department of Environmental Protection recently approved the erosion and sediment control plan, which allows for construction to commence.
Gamesa Energy USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gamesa Group, an international company based in Spain that is active in renewable energy and in the design and manufacturing of wind turbines.

Earlier this month, Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell announced that Gamesa will invest $34 million to open three new manufacturing centers in Pennsylvania to construct the wind mill blades and towers and to assemble the nacelles, which house the wind turbines. The new plants will be in addition to the blade plant Gamesa is building in Cambria County, near the Allegheny Ridge Wind Farm site.
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