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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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Duke Reports 23 Round-Trip Trades

LCG, July 16, 2002-Today Duke Energy Corp. acknowledged that it made 23 round-trip electricity trades.

The round-trip trades, which involve selling and then buying electricity at one price to and from the same company for the purpose of boosting trading volume, comprise some $126 million worth of trades on the Intercontinental Exchange, which is one of the world's largest electronic exchanges.

This admission came after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission informally requested trading information and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission subpoenaed the company.

While most of Duke's revenue is derived from utilities and gas transmission, and the company still retains a high investment-grade credit rating, one Duke manager was put on leave recently, a move apparently related to the current investigation.

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