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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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Energy Commission 'Attacking' State Electricity Problems

LCG, Dec. 22, 2000--Saying it was "attacking the state's electricity problems in two major ways," the California Energy Commission yesterday evening issued three press releases explaining "in detail" taken at the agency's meeting yesterday.

The Commission said it had approved its ninth new power plant since deregulation of the California electric industry in 1996. As reported here yesterday, the agency did indeed approve construction of Enron Corp.'s 750 megawatt Pastoria plant west of Bakersfield -- after thinking about it for two years.

In another news release, the Commission said it "hopes" to cut energy use in state facilities by 200 megawatts before next summer. To do so will require the expenditure of $6,750,000.

In another initiative that will require more millions of dollars, the Commission approved contracts with four "regional entities" to put into effect its "Cool Communities Program." This is really something. Each of the "entities" will get $2 million to do things like paint roofs with things that reflect the sun's heat.

According to the Commission, "Cool roofs reduce air pollution, lower energy bills and help mitigate further damage to air quality."

Why is the plural of "hoof" given as "hooves" and that of "roof" as "roofs?"

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