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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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Construction Proceeds at FPL Energy's Wind Farm in Colorado

LCG, May 18, 2007--The ground breaking ceremony occurred Wednesday for the Peetz Table Wind Energy Center, located in Colorado. Xcel Energy executed a long-term, power purchase agreement (PPA) with FPL Energy for all of the power generated by the project, which has a target capacity of 400 MW. The wind energy will provide a substantial portion of the renewable energy called for in Colorado's renewable portfolio standard (RPS).

The Peetz Table Wind Energy Center was developed by FPL Energy and Invenergy Wind LLC. A subsidiary of FPL Energy will operate the energy center, which is to include 267 GE wind turbines. The installation of the wind turbines is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

In order to connect the project to the electric grid, FPL Energy will construct a transmission line nearly 80 miles long to Xcel Energy?s Pawnee substation near Brush.

The Colorado RPS requires each investor-owned utility to use specific percentages of renewable energy and/or recycled energy, including 5% of its retail electricity sales in Colorado for the years 2008-2010, and ratcheting up to 20% for the year 2020 and for each subsequent year.
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