How to Make the Grid Secure

LCG March 1, 2021--February’s winter weather has brought a new level of uncertainty to the Texas grid, on top of rapid renewables growth and hot summer weather. Not only did the blackouts solidify the need to plan for extreme weather in winter and summer, but they also brought Texas residents, the governor, and the legislature into a public conversation about demand-supply planning.

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Long Ridge Energy Announces Plans to Allow Transition to 100 Percent Hydrogen

LCG, March 4, 2021--Ohio's Long Ridge Energy Generation is retrofitting its 485-MW combined-cycle power plant to use a blend of natural gas and carbon-free hydrogen, making it the nation's first large gas turbine plant to transition operations to hydrogen fuel.

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Industry News

Allegheny May Seek Bankruptcy Protection

LCG, June 24, 2003Power and utility company Allegheny Energy said it might seek bankruptcy protection.

The Maryland company noted that several factors have contributed to its decline, including its trading status, the cancellation of projects, and general company performance. As a result, Allegheny is in violation of a public utility law regarding a common equity ratio requirement.

Financial agreements that Allegheny made with other firms require that the company comply with the law, and Allegheny has requested that the Securities and Exchange Commission allow it further financing.

Alleghenys ratio of equity to total capital structure is less that 28 percent.

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