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


Joe Cofelice has been named chief executive and president of the American National Power subsidiary of Britain's International Power Plc, the global power business of recently demerged National Power. Cofelice, who had been the U.S. unit's chief operating officer, will succeed James Moore, who will be leaving the company.

William M. Cohen will become director of public affairs of ISO New England Inc., effective December 11. Most recently, he was a consultant in public relations and marketing for a Maine-based advertising agency, and had spent 10 years as public affairs director for Bangor Hydro-Electric Co.

C.D. Rappleyea announced this week that he will leave his post as chairman and chief executive officer of the New York Power Authority on January 31. He was appointed a trustee of the Authority in June 1995 and became chairman and CEO a month later.

John G. Russell has been appointed senior vice president for electric transmission and distribution by Consumers Energy Co. A 19-year veteran of the company, he was promoted from vice president with the same responsibilities.

Ellen P. Vancko has been named director of media relations and government affairs by the North American Electric Reliability Council. She most recently was director of policy analysis with Allegheny Energy Inc.

Key Man Retirement Brings Changes to CMS Energy

The early retirement of Victor J. Fryling as president and chief operating officer has prompted changes in the executive suite of CMS Energy Corp.

  • William J. Haener has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer - natural gas.

  • David W. Joos has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operatingofficer - electric.

  • Alan M. Wright has been promoted to executive vice president, chief financial and administrative officer.

CMS Panhandle Pipeline Announces Management Realignment

CMS Energy Corp. has announced that the CMS Panhandle Pipe Line Companies board of directors has approved a reorganization of its senior officers.

  • Christopher A. Helms has been named president and chief executive officer. He was formerly president and chief operating officer.

  • Jeryl L. Mohn has been named senior vice president for operations. He was formerly vice president for operations and engineering.

  • Cynthia C. Albert has been named vice president for regulatory affairs and information systems. She was formerly vice president for capacity management and information systems.

  • Robert O. Bond has been named vice president for optimization. He was formerly executive director of commercial optimization, having joined the company in this new position in February.

  • Richard E. Keyser has been named vice president for operations and engineering. He was formerly general manager of engineering and technical services.

  • Gary W. Lefelar, formerly controller, has been named vice president and controller.

  • Keith M. Meyer has been named vice president for marketing. He was formerly commercial manager of CMS Gas Transmission Co. and vice president of CMS Gas Transmission of Australia.

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