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


Melinda Ackerman has been appointed senior vice president for human resources by American Electric Power Co. Inc., effective April 1, succeeding Rodney B. Plimpton, who will retire in June. Ackerman has served as vice president for human resources services and operations since 1998.

Allen Franklin president and chief executive officer of The Southern Co., has been named chairman, replacing A. W. Dahlberg who will retire.

John M. McLaughlin Jr. has been named to the new position of vice president of corporateplanning by CMS Energy Corp. He most recently was vice president of development for The Americas, Southern Hemisphere, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Judy Vandagriff, vice president for taxation with El Paso Corp., has been promoted to senior vice president for taxation.

Basil Woller has been promoted to senior vice president and general auditor by El Paso Corp. He most recently was vice president and general auditor.

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