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How to Make the Grid Secure

LCG March 1, 2021--February’s winter weather has brought a new level of uncertainty to the Texas grid, on top of rapid renewables growth and hot summer weather. Not only did the blackouts solidify the need to plan for extreme weather in winter and summer, but they also brought Texas residents, the governor, and the legislature into a public conversation about demand-supply planning.

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Long Ridge Energy Announces Plans to Allow Transition to 100 Percent Hydrogen

LCG, March 4, 2021--Ohio's Long Ridge Energy Generation is retrofitting its 485-MW combined-cycle power plant to use a blend of natural gas and carbon-free hydrogen, making it the nation's first large gas turbine plant to transition operations to hydrogen fuel.

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COVID-19 Simulation Results for ERCOT 2020 - a Comparison to Business as Usual Case

LCG, April 23, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on daily life and the economy, from affecting which businesses are allowed to operate, to influencing international oil prices. States and major cities in the US are instituting quarantines, along with shelter-in-place directives, to contain the spread of COVID-19. Power markets will likely deviate from their business-as-usual scenario as a result of decline in power demand and fuel prices.

Both the business as usual (bau) and the COVID-case were simulated using UPLAN Net-Work Power model, and the main results are published in this report .The readers can download the the report directly.

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