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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NY Contingency Plan for Nuclear Reactor Closures Advances

LCG, February 6, 2013--Consolidated Edison, Inc. and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) filed with the Public Service Commission (PSC) on February 1 to seek regulatory approval to issue a solicitation for resources to replace the Indian Point nuclear power plant should it be retired.

The proposal from the companies includes three transmission projects (NY Transco projects) and a Request for Proposals (RFP) process initiated by NYPA to consider generation and/or transmission alternatives. The PSC would lead the RFP assessment, with definitive plans to be presented to the PSC for approval by September 2013.

The need for the new resources is driven by the Governor's Energy Highway, a Blueprint for New York that was released last fall. The Blueprint calls for a contingency plan to provide for the closure of the 2,063-MW Indian Point Power Plant. Furthermore, last November the PSC directed Consolidated Edison to develop with NYPA a contingency plan for the closure of the facility. NYPA is a state-owned generator that supplies power to government customers in New York City, and Consolidated Edison is an investor-owned energy company.

The Governor of New York has expressed his desire to close the nuclear reactors, located about 40 miles north of Manhattan along the Hudson River, when the operating licenses expire in September 2013 and December 2015. The governor has stated that even the most unlikely possibility of an accident is too much in the heavily populated area.

The owner of Indian Point, Entergy, claims the reactors are safe and filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in 2007 to renew the Indian Point operating licenses for a 20-year extension.
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