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ERCOT 2017 Spring Quarter Outlook

LCG, March 27, 2017--Earlier this year LCG Consulting published a first quarter (Jan – March 2017) study looking at how the ERCOT grid can cope with strained network conditions. LCG just released a new report that extends the analysis to the 2017 spring season (March through May). Weather is a key factor in considering resource adequacy for the region, and spring is a season that sees significant maintenance work before more extreme summer loading conditions.

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Xcel Energy Expands Plans to Add Wind Farm Capacity to 3,380 MW

LCG, March 23, 2017--Xcel Energy yesterday announced plans to make the largest multi-state investment in wind capacity in the country. The proposed plan is expected to increase the amount of wind energy in the Xcel's energy mix by 2021, with wind fueling nearly 35 percent of its total energy mix.

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News archives for August, 2001


'Davis' Ethical Mess' is not Unnoticed (8/1/2001)
Common Cause Wants DavisFined for Conflicts of Interest (8/1/2001)
Texas Electric Dereg Sneaks in Quietly (8/1/2001)
Edison International Says FundsCan't be Raised for SoCal Ed (8/1/2001)
Duke/Fluor Daniel to Build Calpine Oklahoma Plant (8/1/2001)
Mirant Moves into Puerto Rico Energy Market (8/1/2001)
California's Widening Conflict-of-interest Morass -. Every State Official Seems to Own Energy Stock (8/2/2001)
Allegheny Plans 88 Megawatt Pennsy Power Plant (8/2/2001)
California a Loser in Congress Energy Votes (8/2/2001)
Midwest ISO Begins 45-day Market Test (8/2/2001)
Calpine to Buy Remaining Half of Virginia Cogen (8/2/2001)
Peoples Energy to Cut Payroll through Retirements (8/2/2001)
Newsmakers (8/3/2001)
California Treasurer Hits Road to Peddle Bonds (8/3/2001)
Indeck to Try Again with North Chicago Plant (8/3/2001)
Calpine Begins Building 115 Megawatt Florida Peaker (8/3/2001)
AEP, Buckeye Power to Install NOx Systems (8/3/2001)
NRC Asks Nuclear Plant Operators to Check Cooling Nozzles (8/6/2001)
PG&E: Bankruptcy Isn't Cheap (8/6/2001)
SoCal Ed Holds Off Most QF Power Suppliers (8/6/2001)
China: Death Penalty for Stealing Transmission Wires (8/6/2001)
AES in Takeover Bid for Chile's Edelnor (8/6/2001)
Texas Dereg Test Gets off to Very Slow Start (8/7/2001)
PG&E Wants Customers to Cover Rate Shortfall (8/7/2001)
Construction Begins on Two Michigan Power Plants (8/7/2001)
Dynegy to Expand North Texas Gas Processing (8/7/2001)
East Coast Heat Prompts Calls to Save Power (8/7/2001)
Heat Causes Record Demand; Few Outages in U.S. East (8/8/2001)
No Power Refund Talks Until After Summer, Duke Says (8/8/2001)
Pepco-Conectiv Merger Clears Two Federal Hurdles (8/8/2001)
Calpine Puts 460 Megawatts On-line in Wisconsin (8/8/2001)
Arizona Needs Transmission Upgrades, State Says (8/9/2001)
Enron Says its Dabhol Stake for Sale at $1 Billion (8/9/2001)
Minnesota Power Plans 160 Megawatt Peaker (8/9/2001)
Mirant Buys Two Southeast U.S. Plants from El Paso (8/9/2001)
Three Dead in Blast at Enron Plant in England (8/9/2001)
Newsmakers (8/10/2001)
Heat Wave Continues to Stress Eastern Power (8/10/2001)
AES Close to Walking Out of India (8/10/2001)
Duke Power to Add 640 Megawatts for Native Load (8/10/2001)
Winds Topple 500 Kilovolt Line in Minnesota (8/10/2001)
Open Season Announced by PrivateNortheast Transmission System (8/10/2001)
Report Says California Bought Too Much Power (8/13/2001)
Britain's Ofgem Says Power Firms Have 'Rigged Market' (8/13/2001)
Power Theft has India's MSEB on the Ropes (8/13/2001)
Eastern Heat Wave Ends; Storms Disrupt Power (8/13/2001)
California Absent from Western Governors' Grid Talks (8/14/2001)
Western Resources, PNM Break Off Merger Talks (8/14/2001)
Dominion Plans 600 Megawatts for Tennessee (8/14/2001)
Davis Names California Power Authority Board (8/14/2001)
Bangor Hydro Plans New Transmission Line from Canada (8/14/2001)
A Shocker: Enron's Jeff Skilling Resigns (8/15/2001)
Pat Wood Named to Head FERC (8/15/2001)
India Tries Yet Another Power Reform (8/15/2001)
Abu Dhabi Awards Power Contract to US-UK Venture (8/15/2001)
Rising Costs Hit Silicon Valley Transmission Upgrades (8/15/2001)
PG&E Could Delay California Power Bonds (8/16/2001)
White House Asks EPA to Delay Air Standard Review (8/16/2001)
Entergy to buy Vermont Yankee Nuke for $180 Million (8/16/2001)
Minnesota Power Announces 225 Megawatt Cogen (8/16/2001)
Tractebel Set to Exit India (8/16/2001)
Newsmakers (8/17/2001)
Japanese Firms to Build Thailand's Biggest Power Plant (8/17/2001)
Protests Delay Vote on Sale of Brazilian Utility (8/17/2001)
Philly Gas Works Proposes 20 Percent Rate Cut (8/17/2001)
Missouri Regulators Okay Laclede Holding Company (8/17/2001)
570 Megawatts New Capacity Planned for Las Vegas (8/17/2001)
Davis Renews SoCal Ed Bailout Effort (8/20/2001)
Computer Problems a Drag on Texas Dereg Pilot (8/20/2001)
Enron, India Break Off Dabhol Talks (8/20/2001)
Israel Resumes Work on Gaza Power Plant (8/20/2001)
Mitsubishi Joins South Africa PBMR Nuclear Project (8/20/2001)
Davis Sues to Block 'Grayouts from Gray Davis' Ads (8/21/2001)
Indian Minister Says 'No Impact' if AES Leaves (8/21/2001)
SoCal Ed 'Bailout' Dying a Slow Death (8/21/2001)
Northwest States Ask FERC to Order Power Refunds (8/21/2001)
Brazil's Parana State Okays Copel Sale - Barely (8/21/2001)
California Delays Action on Bond Issue (8/22/2001)
Avista Pays $2.1 Million to Settle Energy Futures Case (8/22/2001)
SoCal Ed: 'No Comment' on Davis' Rescue Plan (8/22/2001)
Puget Energy Asks to Recover Higher Power Costs (8/22/2001)
California Republicans Want Power Purchase Hearings (8/23/2001)
Mini Nuclear Power Plants in the Basement? (8/23/2001)
AEP to Install New NOx Controls at Muskingum (8/23/2001)
Aquila to Buy NorCal Gas Storage Development (8/23/2001)
California Power Authority Faces FERC Scrutiny (8/23/2001)
Newsmakers (8/24/2001)
SoCal Ed Says 'No' to Davis' New Twist on Rescue (8/24/2001)
Tractebel Building 1,225 Megawatts in 2 U.S. Projects (8/24/2001)
Calpine Begins Building Another California Plant;On its Way to Owning 12,000 In-state Megawatts (8/24/2001)
Power Outage Hits Boston Moments After Governor Warns Utilities of Fines for Outages (8/24/2001)
Regulators to Probe Rising CostsFor Silicon Valley Wires Upgrades (8/24/2001)
Comments by Enron's Lay Arouse Indian Ire (8/27/2001)
Calpine Asks New York to Okay 540 Megawatt Project (8/27/2001)
Centrica Pays $252 Million for TXU Plants in UK (8/27/2001)
Czech Power, Gas Industries to be Sold (8/27/2001)
California Regulators Seek to ShiftPower Costs from SoCal Ed to PG&E (8/28/2001)
EU Regulators Okay Montedison Takeover (8/28/2001)
Mirant Plans 1,200 Megawatts for North Carolina (8/28/2001)
DOE Encourages Site Applications for New Nukes (8/28/2001)
NRC Staff Approves Indian Point License Transfers (8/28/2001)
SoCal Ed 'Rescue' Bogs Down; Vote Likely Today (8/29/2001)
Clinton Nuke Gets Bad Grades on Safety Drill (8/29/2001)
National Grid to Manage Alliance RTO (8/29/2001)
NYPA Urges Munis to Join Hydro Relicensing Reform (8/29/2001)
Narragansett Electric Asks to Cut Rates (8/29/2001)
SoCal Ed Rescue Clears California Assembly Panel (8/30/2001)
Jersey Town Okays Con Edison 500 Megawatter (8/30/2001)
New York Okays Entergy's Purchase of Indian Point Nuke (8/30/2001)
Plug Power Expands Deals with GE, DTE (8/30/2001)
Lake Michigan Silt Closes AEP's Cook Nuke (8/30/2001)
Newsmakers (8/31/2001)
FERC Asked to Ease Caps on Northwest Power Prices (8/31/2001)
New York Approves Niagara Mohawk Rate Hike (8/31/2001)
Slovakia to Sell Off 49 PercentOf Russia-West Europe Pipeline (8/31/2001)
PSEG to buy 35 Percent of Polish Power Plant (8/31/2001)
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