PacifiCorp Issues RFP for Over 4,300 MW of Generation Resources

LCG, July 9, 2020--PacifiCorp Monday issued the largest request for proposals (RFPs) for energy projects in company history, seeking more than 4,300 MW in solar, wind and battery storage resources that can connect to its 10-state transmission system and achieve commercial operation by December 31, 2024.

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Analysis of Resource Adequacy in ERCOT - July - December 2020

LCG, June 30, 2020 - LCG Consulting just released its analysis of ERCOT for the second half of 2020, July through December.

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LADWP Board Approves Wind Agreement with PPM

LCG, June 8, 2006--The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Water and Power Commissioners Tuesday approved a long-term agreement with PPM Energy, Inc. (PPM) to purchase 82 MW of wind power annually over the next 16 years.

The energy will be generated at the Pleasant Valley Wind Energy Center, located in Uinta County, Wyoming. LADWP has agreed to pay a fixed amount of $63/megawatt-hour for the term of the agreement, and LADWP estimates that the energy delivered will cost between $236 million and $280 million over the term of the agreement. Power deliveries are to commence July 1, pending approval by the City Council.

The City of Los Angeles has a goal of achieving 20 percent renewables by 2010, and the new agreement will increase the City's renewable energy supply portfolio to about 6.5 percent renewable energy. Two additional renewable wind energy agreements with PPM are expected to be presented for Board and City Council approval in the near future, according to LADWP. These two projects will increase the City?s renewable energy portfolio by another 1.2 percent.

Last November, the LADWP Board approved a deal to acquire the Pine Tree Wind Project located in Kern County, California. The Pine Tree Wind Project, with an electric generating capacity of 120 MW, will be the largest wind farm owned by a municipality in the country. The project will consist of 80, 1.5-MW wind turbines to be provided by GE Energy. The Pine Tree Wind Project will be located about 12 miles north of Mojave, California. The current project schedule is to commence operations in late 2007.

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