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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Duke Energy Renewables Acquires Solar PV Projects in California

LCG, March 7, 2014--Duke Energy Renewables announced yesterday that it has acquired two, 20-MW solar projects located in California from Infigen Energy. The electricity generated from both projects will be sold through 20-year power purchase agreements (PPA?s) with Southern California Edison.

The Pumpjack Solar and Wildwood Solar projects will use solar photovoltaic (PV) technology and are sited in unincorporated areas near Bakersfield, California. The "construction-ready" projects may be operational within the year.

The two projects are Duke?s third and fourth utility-scale solar projects located in California. Duke Energy Renewables' President stated, "The acquisition of Pumpjack and Wildwood will more than double our solar power capacity in California?. We?re pleased to provide an increasing supply of affordable, clean energy to the nation?s number one solar market."

The Duke Energy Renewables portfolio of commercial renewable assets includes 15 wind and 21 solar facilities operating in 12 states, with a total capacity approaching 1,800 MW.
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