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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AES Wants Indian Government to Help it get Paid

LCG, Oct. 24, 2001--AES Corp. of the U.S. has asked the prime minister of India for his help in getting paid for power it has produced for the state of Orissa on India's east coast.

The dispute is an echo of a similar brouhaha on the west coast of the subcontinent, this one between the state of Maharashtra and Enron Corp.

In a letter to Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee earlier this month, AES President Dennis W. Bakke said the problem in Orissa had prompted his company to have second thoughts about whether to remain in India.

According to the Associated Press, Bakke told the prime minister that his company has faced "expropriation, repeated contract violations, intimidation ... and direct interference with day-to-day management" by the state government and its agencies. The letter also complained about government-run agencies failing to pay 2.1 billion rupees ($44 million U.S.) in bills.

"If the situation faced by AES is not remedied urgently, it will undermine the trust and confidence of foreign investors in India," Bakke wrote. "While AES still remains committed to India as a country it would very much like to serve, our determination to continue is being tested."
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