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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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Rate Increases Since '90 Greatest in Nevada

LCG, Sept. 10, 2003--Californians and New Yorkers can still lay claim to paying the highest rates for electric power, but those rates have not risen as fast since 1990 as those in Nevada, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical arm of the Department of Energy.

The average increase across Nevada-based investor-owned and municipal utilities and cooperatives taken into consideration was 60%. The average family in the Las Vegas area, served by Nevada Power Co., pays $107.88, up from $62.75, and has experienced a 74% increase. Nevada Power obtains 60% of its requirements for power from other suppliers at peak-demand hours, said the executive vice president of Nevada Power's owner, Sierra Pacific Resources, Michael Yackira. Rates for all state residents are about 30% less than those paid by California residents.

In neighboring Arizona, rates actually fell, by 11.8%, to an average residential rate of 7.91 cents per kilowatt-hour.

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