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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Entergy Refuels River Bend Nuke in 17 Days

LCG, Oct. 11, 2001--Entergy Corp. patted itself on the back this morning for completing a 17-day refueling outage at its 935 megawatt River Bend nuclear power plant near Baton Rouge, La.

"This record-breaking refueling outage is the product of commitment, dedication and teamwork by all our employees across the Entergy system," crowed Randall Edington, vice president of operations at River Bend. "Their enthusiasm and energy level created this milestone achievement in this station's history."

The refueling, which was the shortest on record for any boiling water reactor of its kind in the world, was completed in about half the time of River Bend's previous best.

River Bend is also among the nation's most reliable nuclear plants. Prior to being taken out of service for refueling, the plant had a year-to-date operating capacity factor of 100 percent.

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