EIA Publishes Study on High Renewables Growth Impact in WECC Markets using UPLAN

LCG, July 19, 2024 – A working paper published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) utilized the UPLAN model to study the impact of high renewables growth in the Western Electric Coordinating Council (WECC) markets.

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LCG Publishes 2024 Annual Outlook for Texas Electricity Market (ERCOT)

LCG, October 10, 2023 – LCG Consulting (LCG) has released its annual outlook of the ERCOT wholesale electricity market for 2024, based on the most likely weather, market, transmission, and generator conditions.

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Industry News

El Paso Energy Completes Merger With Coastal

LCG, Jan. 30, 2001--El Paso Energy Corp. said yesterday that it completed its $24 billion merger with The Coastal Corp. following Federal Trade Commission clearance for yesterday's announcement. The company says it is now the fourth-largest U.S. energy company.

"This merger is a transforming event for both El Paso Energy and Coastal," said William A. Wise,chairman, president, and chief executive.

As part of the Federal Trade Commission approval of the merger, the company has agreed to divest its ownership in five pipeline systems as well as Coastal's ownership of the Gulfstream natural gaspipeline project.

In addition, subsidiary El Paso Energy Partners will divest certain offshore assets and its 33.92-percent interest in the Nemo gathering project, which is currently under construction.

Coastal shareholders will receive 1.23 shares of El Paso Energy common stock for each share ofCoastal common stock and Class A common stock on a tax-free basis. Coastal's outstandingconvertible preferred stock will be exchanged for El Paso Energy common stock on the same basisas if the preferred stock had been converted into Coastal common stock immediately prior to themerger.

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