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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Six Out of 10 Californians Favor Nukes, Poll Shows

LCG, May 23, 2001The threat of rolling blackouts and higher electric bills has Californians rethinking their priorities, according to a Field Poll released yesterday. Nearly six in 10 now want more nuclear plants to produce large quantities of emissions-free power.

"If California is this way, it has to be good news for the nuclear power industry -- major goodnews," said Mark DiCamillo, director of the Field Institute.

When the Field Institute last tested California's attitude toward nuclear power plants in 1984, 61 percent opposed building more nuclear power plants and that was before the explosion at the Chernobyl plant.

The poll was conducted over a 10-day period ending Sunday, with 1,015 state residents answering questions in English and Spanish.

According to the Field Poll, a growing number of Californians also would like to see a softening of strict environmental rules that keep aging power plants from running. In January, only 47 percent would support relaxing the emissions rules, while today 53 percent are in favor.

The prospect of paying huge electric bills came closest to unifying state residents, the poll found. About 70 percent favor federally-imposed price caps on electricity, with support coming from both Republicans and Democrats.

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