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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Spanish Endesa Won't Bid for Brazil's Copel

LCG, Oct. 9, 2001--Spanish global energy company Endesa said yesterday it would not bid in the privatization sale of integrated utility Companhia Paranaense de Energia, commonly called Copel, by the southern state of Parana.

Endesa joins Electricit de France in withdrawing from the auction, placing the sale in doubt. "The market is full of uncertainty about whether Copel's auction would happen at all after Endesa's pullout," said an official of a Brazilian bank.

Between 76.5 percent and 90 percent of the voting stock in Copel will be sold in an auction on October 31, depending on how many of the company's minority shareholders participate in a government offer to buy their shares for inclusion in the auction.

But yesterday's announcement by Endesa knocked almost 10 percent off Copel's market capitalization on the Brazilian stock market.

The government of Parana, which will sell 76.5 percent of Copel's voting stock, has placed a minimum price of 4.32 billion rials ($1.6 billion U.S.) on the stake.

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