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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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Bruce Reactors' Wait to Restart Extended

LCG, June 13, 2003--Two nuclear reactors in Ontario, Bruce A units 3 and 4, are expected to start later than was recently expected, based on the need to meet regulatory requirements, according to the partnership operating the plants.

The Bruce Power Limited Partnership was formed last year to purchase British Energy's 82.4 per cent stake in the reactors. The restart, says the partnership, will likely be by June 30 for Unit 4, and July 30 for Unit 3. The deal with British Energy specified that the price paid for the units would decrease with the duration of any delays before renewed operation. The partners, each of which owns a 31.6 per cent stake, are Cameco, TransCanada, and BPC Generation Infrastructure Trust, which is under the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System. Prior to the purchase deal, Cameco already owned a 15 per cent stake in Bruce Power, which deals in uranium.
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