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

Los Angeles to Install Two More Fuel Cell Plants

LCG, Dec. 6, 2000--The nation's largest municipal utility said yesterday it had contracted with Fuel Cell Energy Inc. for installation in the Los Angeles area of two additional 250 kilowatt power plants at a cost of $2.45 million.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said a previously-ordered fuel cell is to be installed next spring in the utility's headquarters. The first of the two additional units will be delivered in the autumn of next year and the second about three months later.

The LADWP said it will fund the new project under its public benefits program authorized by California's utility deregulation act of 1996. The units are expected to demonstrate their ease of siting and the operational benefits of distributed power.

Mahmud Chaudhry, LADWP's assistant general manager for distribution, said "These fuel cell power plants will expand the important role of fuel cell power in our distributed generation program. This new program is designed to improve our quality of service by locating small and clean electric generators near our customers' facilities."

Fuel cells produce electricity through an electro-chemical process, converting fuel -- most often hydrogen-rich natural gas -- to power with negligible effect on the environment.

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