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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Excel Energy Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for 200-MW Wind Farm in North Dakota

LCG, September 25, 2015-Xcel Energy will hold the groundbreaking ceremony today for the Courtenay Wind Farm project, located in North Dakota. Xcel Energy acquired the 200-MW project from the developer, Geronimo Energy, earlier this year.

The Courtenay Wind Farm will include 100 wind turbines that will be installed over nearly 25,000 acres of leased property. Vestas Wind Systems announced last week that it had received a the order from Xcel Energy for the provision of 100 of the company's V100-2.0 MW wind turbines.

Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to start in third quarter of 2016, and commissioning is schedule for the following quarter.

Xcel Energy's executive vice president and group president, Operations stated, "We've been the nation's No. 1 utility wind provider in the US for 11 consecutive years, and we are pleased to partner with Vestas. When complete, the Courtenay Wind Farm project will boast 100 Vestas turbines. This will generate enough electricity for about 105,000 homes, making use of North Dakota's abundant renewable resource."
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