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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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Allegheny takes California to Court over Power Contracts

LCG, February 27, 2003-Yesterday, Allegheny Energy Inc. announced it was seeking as much as $10 billion from California.

Allegheny alleges that the California Department of Water Resources is unlawfully seeking to rewrite its power contract with the company and wants $6 billion to $8 billion for breach of contract and fraud.

A subsidiary of Allegheny has a $4.4 billion contract with CDWR; CDWR has tried to nullify or rewrite this contract, one among $43 billion in contracts it wrote during California's energy crisis of 2000/2001.

Earlier this year the CDWR filed with Sacramento Superior Court against Allegheny, alleging the company had breached contract by transferring the contract to a new subsidiary and noting the company's financial deterioration.

Meanwhile Allegheny has made new deals with lenders and has asserted California has falsely discredited its name and scared off investors.

Allegheny filed suit with the California Board of Control on Friday.

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