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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DTE Energy Receives License from NRC for New Reactor at Fermi Plant

LCG, June 12, 2015-The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently approved the license to construct and operate Fermi Unit 3 at DTE Energy's existing nuclear plant near Newport, Michigan, where the 1,170-MW Fermi Unit 2 has been operating since 1988.

Fermi Unit 3 is the fifth new reactor to complete the NRC's combined license (COL) process. DTE Energy has not committed to building the new reactor and is keeping the option open for long-term planning purposes.

GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy is the reactor vendor for Fermi Unit 3, and the reactor type is an Economic Simplified Boiling-Water Reactor (ESBWR). The NRC certified the ESBWR design in October 2014. The ESBWR is a single-cycle, boiling-water reactor (BWR). The containment vessel is a cylindrical steel-lined reinforced concrete structure integrated with the reactor building. Based on the reference design, the plant operates at a net estimated electrical power output of approximately 1,535 MW.

DTE Energy submitted its COL application to the NRC in September, 2008.
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