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LCG Publishes 2022 Annual Outlook for Texas Electricity Market (ERCOT)

LCG, February 8, 2022 – Texas has incorporated dramatic fuel mix and transmission changes over recent years, breaking its own 2020 record in wind production again in 2021. As part of an ongoing series, LCG Consulting has released its annual outlook of the ERCOT wholesale electricity market for 2022, based on the most likely weather, market, transmission, and generator conditions.

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LCG Publishes 2021 Annual Outlook for Texas Electricity Market (ERCOT)

LCG, March 11, 2021 – LCG Consulting (LCG) has released its annual outlook of the ERCOT wholesale electricity market for 2021. The Outlook represents the operation of ERCOT wholesale electricity market under “business as usual" conditions, as is always the case in the Outlook.

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Thanks to LCG, in 1983 if you wanted to optimize your generator dispatch, you didn’t needed to pay a lot of money for a mainframe computer and the computer scientists to program it; in 1988, if you wanted to use a financial or engineering based program dedicated to the energy industry, it wouldn’t have to be text based; in 1990 if you wanted to analyze the emerging energy markets, you wouldn’t need to speculate; and in 2008 if you want to accurately forecast the physical and financial operations of a deregulated electricity network, you can.

Incorporated in 1983, LCG Consulting has been dedicated to providing clients with the information and tools necessary to navigate the complex dynamics between the physical and economic aspects of large energy systems.

Based in Los Altos, California with offices in Paris France, our client base stretches around the world and consists of players from all aspects of the energy industry.

From optimal generator dispatching programs running on the first generation IBM PC to natural gas contract evaluations to FTR valuations and merchant plant analysis operating on computing grids, LCG has always been a pioneer.

Since our founding, we have done thousands of studies for hundreds of clients. Our software models have set the standard for excellence in the energy industry and our efforts have been utilized for a wide variety of applications including:

  • Asset valuation and strategic planning
  • Simulation of electricity and gas markets
  • Electricity price forecasting and volatility analysis
  • Development of bidding strategies and portfolio optimization
  • Transmission, generation and new entrant analysis
  • Simulation of ISO/PX operations
  • Merger and market power studies
  • Emissions modeling and trade analysis

Our success and longevity can be attributed to our ability to maintain an edge in the theoretical aspects of energy system analysis and technology in general. We are fortunate to have an excellent and energetic staff with leaders in academia, power system engineering and computer science.

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Annual summary of prices, congestion and important events in ERCOT
CAISO CRR Auctions
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