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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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First Solar Starts Operations of the 250-MW Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project

LCG, March 22, 2017--First Solar, Inc. Friday held the commissioning ceremony for the Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project, located approximately 30 miles north of Las Vegas on the Moapa River Indian Reservation. The power generated by the 250-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project will be purchased under a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power(LADWP).

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Update report on congestion in the Texas Panhandle


LCG, February 16, 2017--LCG Consulting has updated the report on congestion in the Texas Panhandle.

The Texas Panhandle is seeing rapid wind development, as well as extensive transmission development and a possible connection to Lubbock Power & Light (LP&L).

In light of this growth, LCG is conducting ongoing modeling of the Panhandle region of Texas and is offering an 2017 UPDATE to last year’s extensive ERCOT Panhandle Renewable Energy Zone Outlook.

This UPDATE looks at three years, 2017, 2018 and 2021, and considers upgrades suggested by Sharyland Utilities.

For more in depth analysis, LCG can provide tailored datasets, such as individualized generator performance, hourly LMPs, Congestion Revenue Rights (CRRs), and much more.

Our data is crunched using 5-minute dispatch and the industry’s most sophisticated and long-standing electricity model, the UPLAN Network Power Model. We continuously sustain the most up-to-date information on every detail of the Texas grid, from transmission upgrades to gas prices, weather patterns, and more.

If you are interested in more information on LCG’s products and services, please contact us at julie.chien@energyonline.com or 650-962-9670x110.
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