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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Manitoba Hydro Proceeds with 300-MW Wind Farm

LCG, November 25, 2008--Manitoba Hydro yesterday announced that it has executed an agreement with Babcock & Brown for the 300-MW wind farm in Canada, near St. Joseph in southern Manitoba. The proposed St. Joseph Wind Energy Project is still subject to regulatory approvals and a power purchase agreement (PPA) whereby Manitoba Hydro will purchase the power from Babcock & Brown.

The St. Joseph Wind Energy Project will include 130 wind turbines. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2009, and power is to be delivered to the grid as early as 2011. The project developer is BowArk Energy.

In 2007 Manitoba Hydro issued a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 300-MW wind projects and received 84 proposals. In April of this year, the St. Joseph Wind Energy Project was selected From a short-list of ten projects.
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