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JEA Board Approves Transaction with FPL to Close 848-MW Coal Unit in Georgia

LCG, June 30, 2020--The JEA Board of Directors in a special meeting last Friday unanimously approved a transaction that will result in closing an 848-MW unit at Plant Scherer and entering into a 20-year purchase power agreement (PPA) with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL).

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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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Wind Power Output in ERCOT Exceeds 15,000 MW

LCG, November 30, 2016--A new wind power record of over 15,000 MW was achieved at 12:35 p.m. on November 27 in Texas for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region. The region used 15,033 MW of electricity from wind farms, which accounted for approximately 45 percent of the total demand for electric power at the time. Wind farms in West and North Texas delivered more than 8,800 MW, the South region provided almost 3,800 MW, and approximately 2,300 MW came from the Panhandle region.

The portion of load served by wind on November 27 ranged from about 35 percent to more than 46 percent, averaging nearly 41 percent throughout the day. The current record for percentage of load served is 48.28 percent and was set earlier this year on March 23.

ERCOT's Senior Director of System Operations stated, "We saw high wind output throughout the day, ranging from just over 10,000 MW during the late night hours to this peak output during the noon hour. Over the years, ERCOT has taken a number of steps, such as improving renewable generation forecasts, to allow us to operate the grid reliably on days like this."

There is over 17,000 MW of installed wind generation capacity serving the ERCOT system today, and that total is expected to exceed 19,000 MW by year-end.

In 2015, wind generation provided 11.7 percent of the energy used in the ERCOT region. As of the end of October, wind had served 14.7 percent of the region???s energy needs in 2016.
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