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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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Presque Isle Unit Back in Operation

LCG, June 13, 2003--Another generating unit at the Presque Isle power plant, in Wisconsin's Upper Pensinsula, is again online, after having been flooded in May after a dam failure on the Dead River of Michigan.

Unit 7 is operating at almost 50% of its capacity, according to Chris Iglar, a spokesman for Wisconsin Energy Corp.'s utility We Energies. The potential output for the unit, one of nine at the plant, is 80 megawatts.

Overall, a total of four coal-fired units are operational, generating about 250 megawatts.
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