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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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Russia Plans Nuclear Power Station in Kaliningrad

LCG, August 28, 2008--Rosatom Nuclear Energy State Corporation (Rosatom) announced that it has executed a decree to construct a nuclear power plant in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, located on the coast of the Baltic Sea between Poland and Lithuania.

The planned nuclear station will include two nuclear reactors, each with a capacity of 1,200 MW. The design is scheduled to be completed before 2010, with operation of the first unit planned in 2015. The facility design will be completed by St. Petersburg's Atomenergoproyekt Institute, and Energoatom will be responsible for the construction. Both of these entities are state enterprises of Russia.

The plans were announced in April of this year. The plant capacity allows for significant exports from Kaliningrad. A spokesperson for Rosatom stated that the company was prepared to allow up to 49 percent of the plant to be held by foreign investors.

The ice-free port of Kaliningrad previously was a base for the Soviet Baltic fleet, with 200,000 to 500,000 Soviet soldiers stationed in the area.
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