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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AES to Expand Generating Capacity at Buffalo Gap Wind Farm

LCG, August 29, 2006--AES Corporation announced yesterday that construction has started on Buffalo Gap 2, a major expansion of a new wind farm located near Abilene, Texas that began operations earlier this year. AES also announced that it has executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to sell all of the green power to Texas retail electric provider Direct Energy, which is also the purchasing the power from the initial phase of the project. The new PPA has a 10-year term.

The electric generating capacity of the existing wind farm is 121 MW. Buffalo Gap 2 will include 155 new wind turbine generators from GE and add 233 MW of capacity. The expansion is scheduled to commence commercial operations in mid-2007.
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