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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Russia Considers Electricity Reforms

LCG, April 29, 2002-The Russian Parliament will receive draft bills regarding widespread energy market reforms.

The plan, submitted today, is designed to appeal to foreign investorst. Generation and marketing units would be privatized, while provisions would be included that yield transmission to the government.

In addition to selling off state-controlled assets, the plan includes eliminating state control of electricity prices.

Former Prime Minister Anatoly Chubais, who now heads Russia's electricity monopoly Unified Energy Systems, developed the beginning stages of the plan.

Local governments and government-run factories that either cannot or do not pay for electricity have left Russian giant Unified Energy Systems fraught with debts.

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