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Federal Government uses UPLAN model to examine price volatility in ERCOT

LCG, October 11, 2022--The U.S. Energy Information Administration, or EIA, released its latest supplement to the Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) in the Texas market, assessing various possible scenarios using LCG’s UPLAN NPM model, with a special focus on the effects on wholesale power prices and market conditions.

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Michigan Governor Supports Reopening Palisades Nuclear Facility

LCG, September 16, 2022--The Governor of Michigan last week sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in support of Holtec International’s application for a federal grant under the Civil Nuclear Credit (CNC) program to save the Palisades Nuclear Facility in Southwest Michigan. The federal grant could result in restarting the baseload, carbon-free, nuclear power plant.

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Tokyo-based Electric Power Subsidiary partners with AP Solar in 400 MW Texas Solar Project

LCG, August 6, 2020—J-Power USA Development Co, a subsidiary of the Electric Power Development Co. headquartered in Tokyo, has joined a joint venture to develop a 400 MW Texas solar project.

AP Solar Holdings, a partnership between Avondale Solar LLC and Plus Renewable Technologies, has been developing the solar project.

The photovoltaic project, called Charged Solar, is planned for Refugio County. Construction is expected to begin in the second half of 2021, and the project slated to be online by 2023.

It will be J-Power’s second U.S. renewable project. The company also is developing a 350 MW project in Wharton County, Texas.

Charged Solar is located about 120 miles south of Houston and will be able to deliver to both South and Houston Zones in ERCOT, according to AP Solar Holdings.


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