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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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NRG Announces Emergence from Bankruptcy

LCG, Dec. 8, 2003--The former subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., NRG Energy Inc., announced that it has come out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and will raise cash, common stock and $500 million of new debt issues to be distributed to creditors.

While in bankruptcy, NRG rid itself of $6 billion worth of debt, leaving it with $510 million of corporate debt outstanding, and will have $4.4 billion of debt attached to specific projects. Xcel Energy has completely divested from its subsidiary.

NRG's unit NRG Power Marketing Inc. was also under bankruptcy protection, but announced its emergence last week. NRG Northeast Generating LLC and South Central Generation Holding LLC are expected to follow the same path once $2.2 billion worth of debt has been refinanced, according to the parent company.
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