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EIA Publishes Study on High Renewables Growth Impact in WECC Markets using UPLAN

LCG, July 19, 2024 – A working paper published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) utilized the UPLAN model to study the impact of high renewables growth in the Western Electric Coordinating Council (WECC) markets.

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LCG Publishes 2024 Annual Outlook for Texas Electricity Market (ERCOT)

LCG, October 10, 2023 – LCG Consulting (LCG) has released its annual outlook of the ERCOT wholesale electricity market for 2024, based on the most likely weather, market, transmission, and generator conditions.

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Investment Banks Entering into More Energy Trading

LCG, June 3, 2004--Electricity, oil and natural gas are appearing on the balance sheets of an increasing number of New York-based investment banks, as they try to help clients overcome weakened credit ratings as well as profit from volatility in the prices of those commodities.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Citigroup Inc. has added oil specialists to its ranks, while Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley have signed contracts that they are backing up with acquisitions of fuels and electricity. They are trading on the commodities, and making markets for industries with large fuel consumption, such as airlines, as well as for speculative traders such as hedge funds.

TXU Corp. has entered into a joint venture with Credit Suisse First Boston, which has a stronger credit rating, to trade natural gas and electric power. Such partnerships may increase in number as investment banks seek to enter businesses different from their traditional roles, and energy companies recover from their aggressive capital outlays to build power plants a few years ago.
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