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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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David Helwig, most recently ComEd executive vice president of operations, was recently appointed president and chief operating officer for InfraSource, an Exelon subsidiary based in Morton, Pa. He has managed all areas of the ComEd transmission and distribution system, and has over two decades of experience in line, engineering and services areas for PECO Energy, as well as General Electric Nuclear Energy's global services.

Robert Fishman, senior vice president at Calpine Corp. has been selected to lead Calpine's GE LM6000 combustion gas turbine peaker program. He will oversee development, engineering and construction of 15 peaking turbines located at sites throughout Northern California. Fishman has also been president of PB Power, part of the Parsons Brinckerhoff group of companies. He has nearly three deacdes of experience in project development, management and facilities engineering.

Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham has reappointedRufus D. Gladney to the National PetroleumCouncil. Gladney serves as ConsumerEnergy's executive manager of business servicesand was appointed to the council last year.

Michael W. Rencheck will become senior vicepresident of engineering and region operations forAEP Pro Serv, Inc., a subsidiary of AmericanElectric Power. Rencheck entered AEP as vicepresident-nuclear engineering of the Cook NuclearPlant in Bridgman, Michigan.

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