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ERCOT 2017 Spring Quarter Outlook

LCG, March 27, 2017--Earlier this year LCG Consulting published a first quarter (Jan – March 2017) study looking at how the ERCOT grid can cope with strained network conditions. LCG just released a new report that extends the analysis to the 2017 spring season (March through May). Weather is a key factor in considering resource adequacy for the region, and spring is a season that sees significant maintenance work before more extreme summer loading conditions.

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What can ERCOT expect in 2017? Two new studies published

LCG, February 27, 2017--LCG Consulting has published two reports using its premiere grid modeling software, UPLAN, to model ERCOT in 2017 with 5-minute dispatch.

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Update report on congestion in the Texas Panhandle

LCG, February 16, 2017--LCG Consulting has updated the report on congestion in the Texas Panhandle.

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NEWS

Big First Quarter Gains in New Wind Turbine Capacity in U.S.

LCG, May 4, 2017--The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released on Tuesday its new U.S. Wind Industry First Quarter 2017 Market Report. AWEA's evaluation concludes that a total of 908 utility-scale turbines were installed in the first quarter of 2017, adding 2,000 MW of electric generating capacity. According to AWEA, the installations represent the wind industry's strongest start in eight years. AWEA's CEO stated, "We switched on more megawatts in the first quarter than in the first three quarters of last year combined."

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San Diego County Water Authority Seeks Proposals for 500-MW Pumped Storage Project

LCG, May 3, 2017--The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors on April 27 authorized the Water Authority, together with the City of San Diego, to pursue proposals to build an energy storage facility that utilizes the existing San Vicente Reservoir. The Water Authority expects to advertise the Request for Proposals (RFPs) by this summer and to evaluate received proposals by the end of this year.

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Energy Market Forecasts and Actuals

MarketVision Forecasts
CAISO Jun 2017
Energy Price (Actuals)
ERCOT $29.67
MISO $25.81
NYISO $-11.99
NEISO $26.42
CAISO $23.1
PJM $30
Load (Actuals)
ERCOT 44163 MW
MISO 74704 MW
NYISO 18111 MW
NEISO 14396 MW
CAISO 26524 MW


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