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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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Large Windfarm Cancelled by Air Force

LCG, July 19, 2002--A 600-megawatt windfarm that had been under development consideration by MNS Windpower, a California company, Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., and the Nevada Test Site Development Corporation, will not proceed to construction, due to possible interference it could have caused with military testing, research and training within the Nevada Test Site.

Plans for the project had been underway for two years. Officials at the Nellis Air Force Base raised objections to interference with radar signals, leading the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Nevada Operations Office to terminate the siting process for the project, which would have meant the construction of up to 545 wind turbines over an area of 1,069 acres.

Kathleen Carlson, of the federal NNSA Nevada Operations Office, said, "We had clearly hoped this project could come to fruition. However, we must support the mission requirements of the Air Force to train, test and develop tactics in an unfettered environment.

The Nevada Test Site Development Corporation is a nonprofit corporation that supports coordinated development of science and technology in Nevada with the Department of Energy. The area up for consideration for the windfarm included Shoshone Peak, a windy location approximately 85 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Activity originating with the Nellis Air Force Base includes training missions in which pilots fly through the Nevada Testing Site.
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