EIA Publishes Study on High Renewables Growth Impact in WECC Markets using UPLAN

LCG, July 19, 2024 – A working paper published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) utilized the UPLAN model to study the impact of high renewables growth in the Western Electric Coordinating Council (WECC) markets.

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LCG Publishes 2024 Annual Outlook for Texas Electricity Market (ERCOT)

LCG, October 10, 2023 – LCG Consulting (LCG) has released its annual outlook of the ERCOT wholesale electricity market for 2024, based on the most likely weather, market, transmission, and generator conditions.

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Calpine Buys 750 Megawatt California Project

LCG, March 22, 2001Calpine Corp. said yesterday it has purchased the development rights for a 750 megawatt natural gas-fired merchant power plant near Bakersfield, Calif., from Enron North America for an undisclosed sum.

Calpine said the $500 million Pastoria Energy Center was licensed by the California Energy Commission last December and construction is scheduled to begin this summer. Commercial operation is expected to begin in time for the summer of 2003.

The facility will be built on property leased from the Tejon Ranch Corp. about 30 miles south of Bakersfield. Calpine said construction will require more than 800 workers during peak building periods and the plant will provide up to 25 permanent jobs once complete.

Calpine will manage all aspects of the project including engineering and design, construction, fuel supply, operations and power marketing.

Calpine, which already has 1,300 megawatts of installed capacity in gas-fired and geothermal plants in California, said it has another 2,100 megawatts under construction in an around the state and 3,800 megawatts more under development.

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