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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Industry News

DPL Joins Alliance RTO

LCG, Dec. 1, 2000--DPL Inc., parent company for Dayton Power & Light Co., said this morning that it had completed the paperwork and was now official a member of the Alliance Regional Transmission Organization.

"The Alliance RTO will maintain the reliability and affordability that has been built into the DPLsystem over the last ninety years," said Allen Hill, chief executive of the utility holding company. "We reviewed a number of alternatives and decided that the Alliance RTO was the best option for our customers."

Alliance is growing rapidly. Ameren Corp. last month joined Commonwealth Edison Co. and Illinois Power Co. in shifting from the Midwest Independent System Operator to Alliance.

In total, Alliance members own more than 50,000 miles of transmission lines serving 35 million customers over a 140,000 square mile area, DPL noted.

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