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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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Williams to Spin Off Communications Business

LCG, April 2, 2001The Williams Cos. board of directors on Friday made plans to spin off the company's Williams Communications affiliate, saying the move was a logical step toward boosting value for shareholders.

The Williams board said it would distribute as a stock dividend to the company's shareholders about 400 million shares of the Williams Communications stock it currently owns. The distribution will represent about 95 percent of the parent company's stake.

"Given our revenue growth, our solid financing plan, our fully operational network and our stablecustomer base, this spinoff, is the natural evolution of a business strategy begun in 1998, when were-entered the telecommunications space," Howard Janzen, president and chief executive ofWilliams Communications said in a statement.

Williams Communications has been on a roll, doubling its revenues over the past year and completing a 33,000 mile fiber optic network connecting 125 cities a year ahead of schedule. Among the users of the network are long distance telephone companies, Internet providers, all of the major news and broadcast services and more than 600 television stations.

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