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.

Read more

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.

Read more

Industry News

Washington State Nixes New Gas-fired Power Plant

LCG, Feb. 19, 2001The Washington state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council recommended on Friday rejection of an application for a 660 megawatt, gas-fired power plant to be built in the town of Sumas, Wash., near the Canadian border.

The project was proposed by National Energy Systems Co., which has operated a 125 megawatt plant near Sumas for eight years.

The siting council said the Kirkland, Wash.-based developer "has not shown that the plant would produce direct energy or economic benefits to consumers or lead to lower energy costs in Washington or in the region."

But the real reason for the rejection was opposition from U.S. and Canadian environmental groups who contend that the new plant could add to air pollution in British Columbia's Lower Fraser Valley.

Chuck Martin, a vice president of National Energy Systems, said the new plant would have beencleaner than any similar project operating or proposed. "If we can't permit this, I don't understand whatprojects can be permitted, he said."

The council's recommendation now goes to Washington Gov. Gary Locke, who has 60 days to accept or reject it.

Copyright © 2020 LCG Consulting. All rights reserved. Terms and Copyright
Generator X
Generation and Transmission Planning and Optimization
The Locational Marginal Price Model (LMP) Network Power Model
Day Ahead and Real Time Market Simulation
Day-ahead and real-time portfolio revenue optimization
The Gas Procurement and Competitive Analysis System
Database of Plants, Loads, Assets, Transmission...
Daily LMP Forecast for ERCOT
Annual summary of prices, congestion and important events in ERCOT
CAISO CRR Auctions
Monthly Price and Congestion Forecasting Service