Connecticut Seeks 2,000 MW of Offshore Wind Capacity

LCG, August 22, 2019--The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) on Friday released a request for proposals (RFP) for offshore wind power projects. DEEP is seeking up to 2,000 MW, as required under Public Act 19-71, An Act Concerning the Procurement of Energy Derived from Offshore Wind.

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EIA Publishes Regional Electricity Supply and Pricing Forecasts Using UPLAN Model

LCG, August 13, 2019--The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced that it is revising the presentation and modeling of its forecasts for electricity supply and market hub pricing to better reflect current electricity markets and system operations in the U.S. Beginning with the August 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the new forecasting approach models electricity markets using the UPLAN production cost optimization software developed by LCG Consulting. EIA uses the solution results provided by this proprietary model to develop the STEO forecasts of monthly electricity generation, fuel consumption, and wholesale prices.

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NRG Energy Buys PowerGen's Hungarian Assets

LCG, July 2, 2001--NRG Energy Inc. of the U.S. said yesterday that it has entered the Hungarian energy market with its purchase from PowerGen Plc of the UK of two power plants located on Csepel Island in Budapest.

Csepel I is a 116 megawatt thermal plant and Csepel II is a 389 megawatt gas turbine power generating station. Csepel II reached commercial operation in November of last year and is the primary facility, the company said.

"NRG made this investment in the Hungarian market because it is strong and it is strategically located in our Central Europe core market region," said Steven H. Wolf, NRG's vice president and managing director for Central and Eastern Europe.

Wolf praised the operation for "its skilled workforce, commercial soundness, and its advanced emission reduction technology."

NRG has also acquired PowerGen's interest in two German energy businesses, Mibrag and Saale Energie GmBH. With its acquisition of PowerGen's interest in Saale Energie, NRG increased its ownership of the Schkopau power station from 200 to 400 megawatts megawatts.

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