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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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Rockies Express Pipeline Clears Hurdle

LCG, March 1, 2006--Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (KMP) and Sempra Pipelines & Storage, a unit of Sempra Energy, yesterday announced that they have received binding, firm shipper commitments to support proceeding towards construction on the $4 billion Rockies Express Pipeline project, which is designed to transport natural gas east from gas production fields in the Rockies to markets in the upper Midwest and Northeast. The two companies plan to file an application in May for regulatory approval.

The Rockies Express Pipeline project is designed to provide 1.8 Bcf/day of new pipeline capacity to transport gas produced in Wyoming and Colorado to eastern markets. The 1,323-mile, 42-inch diameter pipeline will extend from the Cheyenne Hub in Weld County, Colorado to the Clarington Hub in Monroe County, Ohio. The proposed pipeline will include over 25 interconnects to intrastate and interstate pipelines.

The project plan calls for the pipeline to be built in phases, with the last phase scheduled for completion by June 2009, given timely regulatory approvals.

KMP owns two-thirds of the equity in the project, and Sempra Pipelines & Storage owns the other one-third interest. The operator of the Rockies Express will be KMP.

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