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ERCOT 2017 Summer Quarter Outlook

LCG, July 13, 2017-- Earlier this year LCG Consulting published two quarterly reports, January – March, 2017 and March – May 2017, looking at how the ERCOT grid can cope with strained network conditions. LCG just released a new report that covers the analysis for the 2017 summer season (June through September). Extreme loading is a key factor in considering resource adequacy for the region during summer season.

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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

AES Breaks Ground on Alamitos Energy Center in California

LCG, July 25, 2017--AES Alamitos, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (AES), broke ground Friday on the new Alamitos Energy Center (AEC), located in Long Beach, California. The facilities include a nominal 640-MW, natural gas-fired, combined cycle power block; four, natural gas-fired,100-MW, simple cycle units; plus a 100-MW battery energy storage system. The new facilities will be installed on approximately 21 acres of the existing 71-acre site, where the existing gas-fired, 1950s-era Alamitos Generating Station Units 1-6 currently provide a net generating capacity of 1,950 MW.

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

LCG, July 21, 2017--The San Diego County Water Authority Tuesday issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a potential joint energy storage project with the City of San Diego that would expand use of existing hydroelectric infrastructure at San Vicente Reservoir. The project could potentially dampen water rate increases and provide greater opportunities for renewable energy development in the area.

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Energy Market Forecasts and Actuals

MarketVision Forecasts
CAISO Aug 2017
Energy Price (Actuals)
ERCOT $18.51
MISO $21.06
NYISO $15.43
NEISO $16.55
CAISO $23.1
PJM $21
Load (Actuals)
ERCOT 41190 MW
MISO 73763 MW
NYISO 22119 MW
NEISO 12521 MW
CAISO 26524 MW


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