PacifiCorp Issues RFP for Over 4,300 MW of Generation Resources

LCG, July 9, 2020--PacifiCorp Monday issued the largest request for proposals (RFPs) for energy projects in company history, seeking more than 4,300 MW in solar, wind and battery storage resources that can connect to its 10-state transmission system and achieve commercial operation by December 31, 2024.

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Analysis of Resource Adequacy in ERCOT - July - December 2020

LCG, June 30, 2020 - LCG Consulting just released its analysis of ERCOT for the second half of 2020, July through December.

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Industry News

'Loose Parts' Force Palisades Shutdown

LCG, Sept. 6, 2000The 740 megawatt Palisades nuclear power plant belonging to Consumers Energy Co. was shut down yesterday evening after workers performing x-ray inspections discovered "loose parts" that could affect emergency core cooling operability.

In an event report filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, plant operators said it was conducting radiography examinations at 6:00 p.m. and discovered that the internal parts of a check valve were not in place. The valve is a check valve in one of the reactor's emergency core coolant systems.

A second x-ray of the valve determined that all of the parts were inside the valve somewhere, but not where they should be. At 7:01 p.m., operators began to shut down the plant because the loose parts could adversely affect the operability of other components of the emergency core cooling system.

The plant this morning was in "hot shutdown" mode, meaning it can be easily restarted once the loose parts are nailed down.

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