Tokyo-based Electric Power Subsidiary partners with AP Solar in 400 MW Texas Solar Project

LCG, August 6, 2020—J-Power USA Development Co, a subsidiary of the Electric Power Development Co. headquartered in Tokyo, has joined a joint venture to develop a 400 MW Texas solar project.

Read more

Texas Solar Project Sold to CIP

LCG, July 31, 2020—An affiliate of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners has completed purchase of a 350 MW solar photovoltaic project near the Houston metro area from Solar Plus Development Inc. and Avondale Solar.

Read more

Industry News

Senate Approves Ethanol and Energy Tax Breaks

LCG, April 24, 2002-Yesterday the United States Senate approved $14 billion in energy tax relief as a part of the larger energy bill to be voted on as soon as this week.

According to Senator Max Baucus, D-MT, the tax break package was split evenly between production and conservation.

The proposal awards renewable energy $2.3 billion in tax credits and energy efficient appliances and buildings $2.2 billion. $1.8 billion in credits would be given to alternative fuel for vehicles.

$1.9 billion would go to incentives for cleaner coal technology, and $4.4 billion in credits would be allotted to shale oil, natural gas, and coal bed methane.

The Senate also discussed ethanol as a part of yesterday's debates. While ethanol use was hotly contested by California and New York senators, the Senate passed a proposal to triple ethanol use.

Led by Senator Tom Daschle, proponents managed to convince senators to instate the use of 2.3 billion gallons of ethanol by 2004, and 5 billion gallons by 2012. U.S. consumption of ethanol last year was about 1.7 billion gallons.

According to proponents, combining corn-derived ethanol with gasoline yields a cleaner-burning fuel,can displace the hazardous and controversial MTBE, and yields less toxic carbon monoxide gas than regular fuel. Not surprisingly, the measure enjoys strong support from the agriculture industry, which produces more corn than it knows what to do with.

However, some states worry that the ethanol plan would result in gasoline shortages and increased prices because of shipping difficulties. Also, some scientists believe that burning ethanol might produce more smog during warmer months because of nitrogen oxide emissions.

Daschle insisted that states worried about inconsistent supply could apply for waivers from the new requirements.

Copyright © 2020 LCG Consulting. All rights reserved. Terms and Copyright
Generator X
Generation and Transmission Planning and Optimization
The Locational Marginal Price Model (LMP) Network Power Model
Day Ahead and Real Time Market Simulation
Day-ahead and real-time portfolio revenue optimization
The Gas Procurement and Competitive Analysis System
Database of Plants, Loads, Assets, Transmission...
Daily LMP Forecast for ERCOT
Annual summary of prices, congestion and important events in ERCOT
CAISO CRR Auctions
Monthly Price and Congestion Forecasting Service