EIA Publishes Study on High Renewables Growth Impact in WECC Markets using UPLAN

LCG, July 19, 2024 – A working paper published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) utilized the UPLAN model to study the impact of high renewables growth in the Western Electric Coordinating Council (WECC) markets.

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LCG Publishes 2024 Annual Outlook for Texas Electricity Market (ERCOT)

LCG, October 10, 2023 – LCG Consulting (LCG) has released its annual outlook of the ERCOT wholesale electricity market for 2024, based on the most likely weather, market, transmission, and generator conditions.

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Nuke Officials Investigates Worker Exposure at Davis-Besse Plant

LCG, October 3, 2002The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is examining the extent to which FirstEnergy employees were exposed to radioactive materials at the companys Davis-Besse plant.

Five investigators from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have gone to Ohio to determine the level of radiation five Davis-Besse workers received this year.

The workers were found carrying microscopic radioactive particles and had also ingested radioactive material on the same scale. Tests conducted on the five workers by NRC and by FirstEnergy investigators yielded different results; FirstEnergy found says radiation doses were within legal limits, while NRCs preliminary tests suggest higher-than-allowed radiation.

Further tests will follow, and if the level of exposure is illegally high, the company may incur more harsh regulations, although a fine is unlikely.

The plant showed up in the news earlier this year when boric acid ate a hole through the steel reactor head, but the exposures being investigated are not related to the hole, which reportedly posed no health risk.

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