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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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European Power Outage Affects Nearly 4 Million

LCG, Sept. 26, 2003--Early Tuesday evening, southern Sweden and eastern Denmark experienced a blackout that was apparently caused by a failure on a transmission line, and which lasted several hours.

Denmark's capital city of Copenhagen as well as an industrialized area of Sweden were affected by the outage, which was estimated to have affected almost four million people across the two countries. The line that failed crosses the border between Sweden and Denmark.

The economic impact of the blackout was thought to be "very modest", according to an economist with Dankse Bank, Jesper Hansen, who was quoted in Dow Jones Newswires. While some pharmaceutical factories and other industrial facilities were forced to shut down, and nearly all businesses in Copenhagen closed, financial markets remained open, thanks to backup generators. Traffic congestion resulted on roadways, and airlines and rail traffic were temporarily disrupted until power was restored, first in Sweden and next in the islands of Denmark that had been impacted.
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