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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Beverly J. Burke has been appointed vice president and general counsel of WGL Holdings Inc., effective July 1. She will replace John K. Keane, Jr., who has announced that he will retire from the company effective December 31. WGL Holdings is parent company for Washington Gas Light Co., the local natural gas utility serving the nation's capital.

Moray Dewhurst has been elected chief financial officer of FPL Group Inc. and will assume his new position in mid-July. He most recently was a senior partner and director of Dean & Co., a management consulting and investment firm that he co-founded in 1993.

John Reese has been promoted to vice president for government relations by Orion Power Holdings Inc. Since joining the company last year, he has served as director of government relations for New York, working on regulatory, legislative and wholesale market issues.

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