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

Energy Strike in France Reduces Output and Exports

LCG, June 3, 2003-French workers went on a 24-hour strike Tuesday, reducing electricity output by 6.4 percent.

According to the CGT union, output was decreased by as much as 7,300 megawatts. Exports of electricity were reduced by more than 5,000 megawatts.

The strike had an effect on 6 of 19 French nuclear plants, as weland hampered operations at fossil fuel-powered plants. France gets 80 percent of its total power from nuclear-based generation.

Other union officials said the output would have been more dramatically reduced had several nuclear stations not increased production to prevent blackouts.

Workers are striking because of pending pension reforms and the privatization of Electricite de France and Gaz de France.

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