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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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Federal Court Orders California Power Sales Continue

LCG, Feb. 7, 2000A federal court judge late yesterday ordered Reliant Energy Services to keep selling electric power to California utilities despite the expiration of an order requiring it to do so.

The Bush administration allowed to expire at midnight yesterday an emergency order placed by the Clinton administration's Energy Secretary Bill Richardson and extended by current Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham.

Shortly before the deadline, Judge Frank Damrell in the U.S. District Court in Sacramento issued a temporary restraining order requiring Reliant to continue selling juice to Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and Southern California Edison Co., pending a hearing this afternoon.

Halting the sales, the judge said, would cause "obvious, irreparable harm to the public."

Two other major power suppliers were not included in the order. AES Pacific Inc. and Dynegy Power Corp. had agreed earlier to continue supplying power at least until this afternoon's hearing.

The restraining order had been sought by the California Independent System Operator. The ISO says the power producers signed agreements promising to provide power in an emergency. Yesterday, Cal-ISO declared its 22nd straight Stage 3 power emergency.

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