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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Industry News

FPL Group to Build 30 MW Wind Generation

LCG, July 15, 2003FPL Energy LLC has announced that it will build a 30-megawatt wind farm in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

Today, the generation company said it plans to construct 20 wind turbines near Meyersdale, each providing 1.5 megawatts of capacity. FirstEnergy Corporations FirstEnergy Solutions will buy power from the farm under a long-term contract.

Atlantic Renewable Corporation and Zilkha Renewable Energy LLC developed the project, and construction will begin some time this year.

FPL Energy LLC is a subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc. FPL Energy has almost 130 megawatts of wind energy capacity in construction or in operation within Pennsylvania. The company has 30 wind farms in 10 states.

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