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

Reliant Will Restructure, Change Name

LCG, July 8, 2002--The trading unit of Reliant Energy Inc., Reliant Resources, will become a separate entity, while the parent company will become CenterPoint Energy.

"The companies have different markets, different strategies and different aspirations," said Steve Letbetter, the chairman and chief executive of Reliant Energy. The move represents an attempt to allow the separate businesses better access to capital. Discussions have been ongoing over banks' extending existing credit lines.

The trading unit, Reliant Resources, last week restated $7.8 billion in revenue for the years 1999 through 2001, to offset the inflating effect of round-trip trades, reciprocal trades with other companies in which little or no profits are realized.
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