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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Maryland Nuclear Plant to Refuel

LCG, Feb. 15, 2002--The 835-megawatt Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Unit 1 in Maryland will be shut down this month for refueling, Constellation Nuclear announced yesterday.

The unit is expected to be shut down starting this weekend, and last 90 days. Constellation Nuclear spokesman Karl Neddenien said maintenance will include inspection of the unit and installation of new steam generators as well as a new main electrical transformer.

The typical refueling schedule for Calvert Cliffs' two units is based on a 24-month cycle. Therefore, Unit 2 is scheduled to be shut down in mid-February of 2003. Unit 1 was last refueled from March 10 through April 18, 2000.
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