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Tampa Electric Plans to $800 Million Investment in New Solar Power Generation

LCG, February 24, 2020--Tampa Electric recently announced plans to expand its use of solar power to meet customer needs in Florida. The company plans to invest approximately $800 million to add 600 MW of solar electric generating capacity by the end of 2023, when the total solar capacity would exceed 1,250 MW. Solar power will then account for about 14 percent of the utility's energy.

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AWEA Issues Fourth Quarter 2019 Market Report

LCG, February 7, 2020--The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) recently released its new U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2019 Market Report. AWEA reports new wind turbine installations have added 5,476 MW of electric generating capacity during the fourth quarter, which results in 2019 installations totaling 9,143 MW. The total installations represent an increase over 2018, but the total for 2019 falls short of total annual installations for 2015 and 2016. In addition to new capacity additions, developers completed 2,500 MW of turbine repowerings for the year.

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Analysis of Summer Resource Adequacy in ERCOT


LCG, July 28, 2016--LCG Consulting releases its analysis of resource adequacy in Texas for high stress conditions in summer 2016.

Every year, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) publishes reports on Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy, or SARA. In it, ERCOT identifies scenarios to determine whether the Texas system can meet demand under a variety of challenging conditions. LCG has modeled these cases and offers an in-depth exploration into what happens with prices, congestion, and generation under the cases ERCOT presents in the 2016 summer assessment.

Using the advanced UPLAN-NPM modeling system, LCG extends ERCOT’s snapshot report of the summer season to delve more fully into system challenges and outcomes associated with such stress cases, including ramping constraints, Operating Reserve Demand Curve (ORDC) outcomes, pricing impacts, and unit commitment requirements.

LCG’s study models dispatch in the ERCOT region at five-minute intervals, instead of the more common hourly simulation. Modeling smaller slices more accurately captures the operation of the ERCOT system, including the sub-hourly ramping constraints of thermal units, which is particularly important under the SARA report stress cases.

The report relies on LCG’s UPLAN sub-hourly modeling capability as well as robust knowledge of all aspects of electricity transmission and generation in Texas, and decades of electricity modeling experience in the state.

About LCG Consulting:
Silicon Valley-based LCG Consulting has been modeling electricity for more than 30 years. In that time, energy market participants and research institutions across the United States and internationally have relied on our models for every type of application, from electricity trading, plant siting, asset valuation, and testimony support.

For more information about this report or any services offered by LCG, or for more details about the UPLAN Network Power Model, please contact us at julie.chien@energyonline.com or 650-962-9670x110.





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