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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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Rhode Island Offshore Block Island Wind Project Clears Department of Interior

LCG, November 19, 2008-The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) of the Department of the Interior has granted a right-of-way for the undersea transmission line that will deliver the wind-generated electricity from Deepwater Wind's 30-MW Block Island offshore project to the Rhode Island mainland.

The right-of-way extends eight nautical miles and is 200 feet wide. It is the first ever granted in federal waters for a transmission line carrying offshore wind. Last week the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council unanimously authorized a submerged land lease and licenses for the part of the underground transmission that traverses state waters.

The Block Island Wind Farm will be located approximately three miles southeast of Block Island and will consist of five, 6-MW wind turbines. Power will be exported to the mainland electric grid via the bi-directional Block Island Transmission System, a submarine cable planned to make landfall at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island. From the beach area, the cable will remain buried, beneath state roads, and eventually connect with National Grid's existing electric substation in Wakefield.

National Grid will build, own and operate the 34.5kV cable, including a new substation and switchyard. A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) has been executed with Narrangansett Electric.

Construction is expected to begin in spring 2015, with commercial operation to be achieved in 2016.
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