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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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AES Completes Financing for 450 Bangladesh Megawatts

LCG, April 13, 2001AES Corp said yesterday its AES Meghnaghat Ltd. subsidiary has signed agreements with the Asian Development Bank, Infrastructure Development Company Ltd. and ANZ Investment Bank for the financing of its $300 million, 450 megawatt combined cycle gas-fired powerplant in Bangladesh.

The Meghnaghat plant and another 360 megawatt plant in Haripur are the first large-scale independent power programs in the country to be developed, financed and implemented under the Private Sector Power Generation Policy of Bangladesh.

AES will own and operate the Meghnaghat plant, which is located about 18 miles southeast of the capital city of Dhaka. Electricity will be sold to Bangladesh Power Development Board under a 22-year power purchase agreement at what AES claims is one of the lowest electricity prices ever offered.

Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Co. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of state energycompany Petrobangla, will supply natural gas to the power plant for the term of the power purchaseagreement, AES said.

The plant is being designed and built by a consortium of Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. and is expected to be completed by October of next year.

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