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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Judge Lets PG&E Pay Some Creditors

LCG, April 1, 2002-Northern California's bankrupt utility Pacific Gas & Electric was allowed to pay some of its creditors, according to Wednesday's ruling by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali.

PG&E can now pay back $790 million it owes to eighteen fund managers.

While Judge Montali opposed the repayment at first, he approved the plan because creditors would be allowed to choose by which method PG&E would emerge from bankruptcy.

Meanwhile, creditors have yet to receive ballots on what will be done about the rest of PG&E's reported $12.5 billion debt. Both PG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission have come up with plans to remedy the bankruptcy, and Judge Montali ruled that creditors shall vote later this year on which of the two is best.

Some, such as U.S. Bankruptcy trustee Linda Stanley, think that allowing PG&E to pay down some debt now will sway creditors to vote for the utility's plan rather than the Commission's.

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