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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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SEMPRA's Cameron LNG Terminal Gains Momentum

LCG, October 26, 2005--Sempra LNG, a unit of Sempra Energy, yesterday announced that it has executed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Sonatrach S.A., Algeria's state-owned natural gas and oil refining company, to deliver liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Algeria to the Gulf Coast, where Sempra is constructing the Cameron LNG Terminal. The terminal is scheduled to be operational in late 2008.

According to Sempra, the non-binding HOA contemplates a 20-year agreement to import 250 to 500 MMcf/day of Algerian gas. The companies are proceeding with detailed negotiations that include exploring additional opportunities to market the natural gas in the United States.

The Cameron LNG terminal is designed to have an initial processing capacity of 1.5 Bcf/day. The terminal is located about 15 miles south of Lake Charles and is near Henry Hub. Following re-gasification at the terminal, natural gas will be transported approximately 35 miles via the planned Cameron Interstate Pipeline to interstate and intrastate pipelines, which will then deliver the gas to markets throughout the Central and Eastern United States. The new, 36-inch diameter pipeline is a project of Sempra Pipelines & Storage, a unit of Sempra Energy. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission previously granted approval to construct and operate the pipeline.

In July of this year, Sempra LNG announced that it had executed a long-term agreement to provide Eni S.p.A. with approximately 600 MMcf/day of capacity in the LNG terminal and the Cameron Pipeline. The 20-year agreement calls for deliveries to begin in early 2009. Eni S.p.A. is an international company based in Italy that operates in the oil, natural gas, electricity generation, petrochemicals, engineering and construction and oilfield services sectors of the energy industry.

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