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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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World Record Goes to Sioux Plant

LCG, April 2, 2002-Ameren's 34-year-old Unit 2 of the Sioux plant broke the world record for continuous operation of a plant of its kind.

Located in St. Charles, Missouri, the cyclone-fired supercritical boiler unit made it to its 246th day of continuous operation yesterday and then went off-line for maintenance. The next best record, that of a Tennessee Valley Authority unit, is 194 days.

Sioux's Unit 2, located on the Mississippi River some 28 miles from St. Louis, can consume petroleum coke, coal and tire chips, and has generated 5,960,000 megawatt-hours over its lifetime.

Ameren serves 1.5 million customers in Illinois and Mississippi.

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