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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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GE Introduces Most Efficient Turbine to Date

LCG, Dec. 10, 2003--A gas turbine that would surpass all existing simple-cycle turbines in efficiency was formally introduced today by GE at the Power-Gen International conference in Las Vegas.

The LMS100 is a 100-megawatt turbine that will undergo development testing in May 2004, and is aimed at the peak and mid-range markets. It is novel, GE announced, in that it achieves efficiency of 46 percent by including components from GE Power Systems' heavy-duty frame gas turbines and GE Aircraft Engines' aeroderivative gas turbines.

"This program is a first for GE in that not only are multiple businesses providing development expertise, but they are also designing, manufacturing, sourcing, assembling and testing the product," the president and CEO of GE Aircraft Engines, David Calhoun, said.

Although the LMS100 is a simple-cycle turbine, it claims efficiency of 40% at 50% of its capacity, indicating better efficiency than some turbines realize at full output.
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