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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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Cut in South Carolina Gas Rates Approved

LCG, Oct. 24, 2001--Scana Corp. said yesterday that a request by its South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. subsidiary for a 16 percent decrease in the purchased gas component of the utility's natural gas rates has been approved by the South Carolina Public Service Commission.

The decrease comes on top of a 15 percent reduction in rates that went into effect last March.

SCE&G customers will see gas prices drop from 79 cents per therm to 59 cents per therm on their November bills. The average householder will save about $17.88 a month or some $107 a year, Scana said.

"Wholesale prices for natural gas have returned to more normal levels and that's good news for our customers," SCE&G President Neville Lorick said. "Last year, gas prices jumped to unprecedented levels and customers were hit right in the pocketbook."

SCE&G recovers the cost of the natural gas it buys through the purchased gas adjustment which regulators set to reflect the company's actual gas costs, which are passed directly to SCE&G customers, Scana explained.

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