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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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Reliant Resources to Sell Off European Assets at Loss

LCG, February 20, 2003Reliant Resources Inc. will sell energy-related European assets to Nuon at a loss of $900 million.

The Netherlands Nuon will purchase the assets for roughly $1.3 billion, in part comprised of $1.2 billion in cash receipts. $0.5 billion of the reportedly $0.9 billion loss is associated with goodwill impairment.

Reliant will pay its $600 million in euro debt that matures this March, but Nuon will take on debt that matures this July.

Reliant has 3,500 megawatts in electric capacity in the Netherlands as well as in commercial energy holdings.

The agreement will still require Dutch and German antitrust approval and is expected to be completed in half a year.

Reliant is based in Houston, Texas.

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