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Ameren Missouri to Acquire 400-MW Wind Farm

LCG, May 23, 2018--Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation, Monday announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire, after construction, a 400-MW wind farm in northeast Missouri. The project will include 175 wind turbines to be installed by an affiliate of Terra-Gen, LLC. Construction is expected to commence in summer 2019.

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Impacts of High Variable Renewable Energy Futures on Wholesale Electricity Prices, and on Electric-Sector Decision Making

May 23, 2018 -- Lawrence Berkeley Lab partnered with LCG Consulting to develop a large number of variable renewable energy (VRE) scenarios to derive future generator portfolios and hourly price and emissions series. The main objective of this exercise is to offer policymakers, utilities and grid authorities a long-range view of how current choices could impact their future ability to cope with changes in the electric sector.

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FERC Proposes Standard Market Framework

LCG, March 13, 2002--The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) presented an outline for nationally standardizing the U.S. energy market.

The Commission will provide a paper on standard market design involving the development of open-access transmission tariff which would fall under the administration of regional transmission organizers (RTO). RTO's will be responsible for preventing generators from influencing prices by withholding power.

After the Supreme Court Decision last week validating FERC's authority over wholesale transmission sales, the commission is in a position to dictate rules for the competitive market, taking control from the hands of state regulators.

FERC plans to instate a method for electricity pricing called Location Marginal Pricing (LMP), an approach used by mid-Atlantic PJM Interconnection LLC which allows those in the market to circumvent price risk from congestion.

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