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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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Sempra Energy Trading Opens Madrid Office

LCG, Sept. 8, 2000Sempra Energy Corp.'s wholesale energy trading subsidiary said yesterday it had opened an office in Madrid, Spain, under the name of Sempra Energy Europe Espaa. Rafael Abati, a founder of Madrid's SKS Energy Trading will head up the operation.

Todd Esse, a senior vice president of Sempra Energy Trading's European operations, said "Part of our company's strategy is to be a leading player in the European continent's energy marketplace. We will continue to carry out this strategy by aggressively pursuing similar growth opportunities while building a strong and diverse customer base in both northern and southern Europe."

Sempra is moving into Spain largely because of deregulation of the country's electricity market which has allowed about 68,000 large industrial customers to contract for power on the open market, but liberalization of the natural gas market is not far behind.

In Esse's opinion, this represents a tremendous wholesale marketing opportunity. The company will offer power, natural gas and crude oil commodity trading and marketing, as well as risk management and financial services to industrial companies, power generators and utilities throughout Spain.

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