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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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Newsmakers

Anne F. Appleby has joined Oglethorpe Power Corp. as vice president for finance. Most recently, she was senior vice president for credit products with Bank of America, leading a team of debt specialists in Georgia and Tennessee.

Stephen L. Baum, vice chairman, president and chief executive of Sempra Energy Inc., has been appointed chairman, succeeding Richard D. Farman, who has retired from the company.

Kevin Fox has been named senior vice president and general manager of the commodity services group of Aquila Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of UtiliCorp United Inc. He most recently was vice president and portfolio manager, responsible for all aspects of electricity trading.

David Kyle, president of Oneok Inc., has been elected chairman and chief executive officer, succeeding Larry Brummett, who died last week of cancer. Kyle began his career with Oklahoma Natural Gas Co. in 1974.

Greg A. Lohnes has joined Great Lakes Gas Transmission Co. as president and chief executive. He moves to Great Lakes from TransCanada PipeLines Ltd., where he most recently was vice president for global strategy and business development in the company's international business unit.

Rebecca P. Mark has resigned as a director of Enron Corp.. She has also resigned as chairman and chief executive of Azurix Corp., a water resources company spun off from Enron.

Deaths

Larry W. Brummett, chairman and chief executive of Oneok Inc., and a long-time community leader in Tulsa, has died following a two-year battle with cancer. He was 49. Brummett became chairman, chief executive and president of Oneok in 1994. He joined Oklahoma Natural Gas in 1974.

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