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PacifiCorp Issues RFP for Over 4,300 MW of Generation Resources

LCG, July 9, 2020--PacifiCorp Monday issued the largest request for proposals (RFPs) for energy projects in company history, seeking more than 4,300 MW in solar, wind and battery storage resources that can connect to its 10-state transmission system and achieve commercial operation by December 31, 2024.

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Analysis of Resource Adequacy in ERCOT - July - December 2020

LCG, June 30, 2020 - LCG Consulting just released its analysis of ERCOT for the second half of 2020, July through December.

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Fire During Restart Shuts San Onofre Nuke

LCG, Feb. 5, 2001The San Onofre Unit 3 nuclear power plant belonging to Southern California Edison Co. shut down automatically yesterday when a fire erupted in an electrical switching room.

The 1,120 megawatt reactor, which had just been restarted after completing a refueling outage begun January 2, was increasing power when the fire occurred. No radiation was emitted and no one was injured in the mishap, according to Ray Golden, a spokesman for the utility.

During the automatic shutdown called a "trip" all systems functioned properly. "Everything did exactly as it was designed to," Golden said.

The fire broke out 12 hours into the restart process, when the reactor was at about 40 percent of full power. Firefighters extinguished the blaze in about 30 minutes, Golden said, and the reactor itself was never endangered by the fire.

Investigations into the cause of the fire were continuing today and no estimate was available for how long repairs would take. Golden said the unit could be off-line for several weeks.

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