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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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'Credible' Threat Puts Three Mile Island on High Alert

LCG, Oct. 18, 2001--A "credible" threat against the Three Mile Island nuclear power facility yesterday prompted federal officials to place the plant on an extra-high state of alert last night. The alert included shutting down the airspace in the area.

The airports at Harrisburg and Lancaster, Pa., were both closed for four hours from about 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. this morning while military aircraft reportedly patrolled area skies and FBI and state police guarded the plant.

Harrisburg International Airport and Lancaster Airport were both reopened this morning.

Three Mile Island, along with all other U.S. nuclear power plants, had been in a "heightened" state of security since the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington.

Last night's alert tightened security further at Three Mile Island, according to officials who said they had no way of knowing when the extra measures would be lifted.

Ralph DeSantis, a spokesman for Three Mile Island, declined to discuss the type of threat received or the additional security measures that were taken, but said "It was deemed to be a credible threat." He added that Three Mile Island was the only nuclear power plant threatened.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokeswoman Diane Screnci said this morning that the agency had warned Three Mile Island at around 7:00 p.m.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown said that the airport shutdown had been part of a "temporary flight restriction" that grounded aircraft within a 20-mile radius of the plant.

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