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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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Sinkhole at Georgia Plant Spills Ash into Creek

LCG, July 30, 2002-Engineers at Georgia Power's Bowen Electric Generating Plant, located near Cartersville, are trying to divert the flow of ash into Euharlee Creek.

On Monday Plant operators found a significant sinking of ash at a storage area of the plant.

Bowen is a coal-fired plant. Ash produced by the plant's four boilers is stored, dried and sold to the construction industry. Ash most likely sank because of elevated groundwater and the natural structure of sub-surface limestone. The plant has suffered several sinkholes since construction in the 1970's.

Reportedly, the ash will not have long-term negative effects on the creek or the Etowah River into which it flows.

Silt booms will be employed to filter out contaminated silt, and workers have been using a portable pump to move spillage to a safer area.

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