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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Industry News

Calpine Brings 550-MW Texas Plant On Line

LCG, October 17, 2002-The Corpus Christi Energy Center began operations, according to an Calpine announcement today.

Corpus Christi is a gas-fired facility with two combustion turbines and one steam turbine. The plant, located in Corpus Christi, Texas, has a capacity of 550 megawatts and can produce steam at a rate of over 1.4 million pounds per hour.

The plant is already under contract for its steam; 750,000 pounds per hour of steam will be sold to Citgo Refining Company, and 140,000 pounds per hour will be sold to Elementis Chromium.

70 megawatts of the plant's capacity will go to Citgo Refining as well, and the remaining capacity will be available on the wholesale electricity market.

Calpine is headquartered in San Jose, California, and operates 12,100 megawatts of capacity.

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