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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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KCP&L Unit Plans Missouri Plant of up to 900 Megawatts

LCG, July 12, 2001Great Plains Power inc., a subsidiary of Kansas City Power & Light Co., said yesterday it plans to build a new coal-fired power plant near Weston, Mo., a few miles up the Missouri River from Kansas City.

Output of the new facility will be between 500 and 900 megawatts, the company said.

Steve Easley, Great Plains' chief executive, said "We are focused on designing, permitting and constructing a facility that is environmentally sound, cost effective, highly reliable and an appropriate investment for our shareholders."

Great Plains said it has selected Burns & McDonnell, a 104-year-old Kansas City-based engineering, architectural, construction and environmental services firm, to assist in the development and design of Weston Bend I.

"With the addition of Burns & McDonnell to the alliance with Babcock & Wilcox, Great Plains Power has reunited the same team that rebuilt Hawthorn No. 5, a 550-megawatts, coal-fired plant constructed in 22 months rather than the industry norm of 36 months," the company said in a statement.

Early in the morning on Feb. 17, 1999, Unit 5 of KCP&L's Hawthorn plant exploded. The blast awoke people 20 miles distant, shot flames 200 feet into the black sky and knocked nearby workers to the ground. There were no injuries.

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