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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Industry News


Calpine has announced the promotion of Bill Berilgen to president, Calpine Natural Gas Company (CNGC). Berilgen, also a senior vice president, will manage the company's North American oil and gas assets. Berilgen has managed the company's natural gas subsidiary since Calpine acquired Sheridan Energy in 1999.

Beth S. Perlman will join Constellation Energy Group as vice president and chief information officer. Prior to her appointment, Perlman had been vice president of Enron Wholesale Trading Technology. She began her career with Enron in 1995 as Director, Risk Management Administration.

Jean H. Gibson will replace Frank Boyle as chief financial officer of Central Vermont Public Services. She has most recently served as vice president of the Exelon Corporation.

Hanover Compressor has appointed Mark S. Berg Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Berg has acted as executive vice president and general counsel for American General Corporation over the last five years.

Richard T. Ashbeck has been promoted to the position of vice president-treasurer of energy and communications company Black Hills Corporation. Ashbeck, who joined Black Hills in July 2000, had previously been employed as Chief Financial Officer by Indeck Capital, Inc., an independent power company which was later acquired by Black Hills.

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