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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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Consumers Energy to Purchase Power from 100-MW Apple Blossom Wind Farm in Michigan

LCG, September 18, 2015--Geronimo Energy, LLC (Geronimo) yesterday announced that it has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) to sell the electricity produced by the planned 100-MW Apple Blossom Wind Farm to Consumers Energy (Consumers). The agreement provides Consumers a future option to purchase Apple Blossom. Construction is expected to commence on the wind project in the spring of 2016.

Once Apple Blossom begins commercial operations and delivers power to the grid, Consumers will exceed Michigan's renewable energy portfolio mandate for utilities, as Consumers has already reached its 2015 target of acquiring 10% of its electricity from renewable sources.

Consumers Energy's Vice President for Energy Supply Operations stated, "Our company has a long history of making investments in wind, solar and other renewable energy sources on our own when they make sense for the Michigan residents we serve. Our agreement with Geronimo Energy shows that Consumers Energy is working toward a Michigan-first energy solution powered by renewable resources right here in our state."

The Apple Blossom Wind Farm site is located near Lake Huron in Huron County, Michigan, and its footprint spans McKinley and Winsor Townships.
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