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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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Duke Energy Has 4th Qtr Loss of $2 Billion

LCG, Jan. 29, 2004--Nonrecurring charges of $3.4 billion resulting from asset sales and closure of business units led to a fourth-quarter loss of $2 billion for Duke Energy Corp.

Among assets yet to be sold in 2004 are merchant power plants in the Southeastern U.S., Australian generating plants and gas pipelines, and gas marketing businesses based in Europe. The company expects such sales to trim its $23 billion debt by $3.5 billion to $4 billion this year.

The fourth-quarter losses resulted in a $1.3 billion loss for the year, whereas Duke Energy reported a profit of $1 billion for all of 2002.

Duke Energy's chairman and CEO Paul Anderson, who moved into those positions in November 2003, said the current target was for "modest growth...in the 4 to 6 percent range."
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