U.S. Department of Energy Announces First Awards under Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program

LCG, October 16, 2020--The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this week announced it has selected two U.S.-based teams to receive $160 million in initial funding under the new Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP).

Read more

PSEG Files Application to Extend Zero Emission Certificates (ZECs) for New Jersey's Carbon-Free Nuclear Power Facilities

LCG, October 2, 2020--PSEG yesterday filed applications to extend Zero Emission Certificates (ZECs) for the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants in Salem County in order to preserve New Jersey's largest carbon-free source of electricity and to help New Jersey achieve its clean energy goal of 100 percent carbon-free energy supply by 2050.

Read more

Industry News

Dairyland Power Cooperative Buys Share of New Coal Plant

LCG, December 6, 2004--Dairyland Power Cooperative, a regional power cooperative serving customers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois, announced last week that it has purchased a 30 percent share of the planned Weston 4 power plant from Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, a subsidiary of WPS Resources. The additional supply purchase is designed to meet growing customer demands for electricity.

Construction on the 500-MW, coal-fired power plant, located near Wausau, began in October, and operations are planned to commence in 2008. The estimated cost of the plant is approximately $750 million. Dairyland's share would be 150-MW, with a cost of about $225 million. There are also three, existing units at the station that have a combined capacity of 510 MW. The new unit will use low-sulfur coal and state-of-the-art technologies.

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) approved the 500-MW expansion on September 23, 2004. The project was announced two years ago and submitted to the PSCW a year ago. The new unit is the first project approved by the PSCW under a new law designed to streamline the approval process. The purchase is subject to financing and regulatory approval.

Dairyland evaluated the alternative of constructing a 400-MW coal plant at sites in Iowa and Wisconsin. The Weston 4 alternative can deliver power earlier than the other projects, which are now expected to be placed on hold.

Copyright © 2020 LCG Consulting. All rights reserved. Terms and Copyright
Generator X
Generation and Transmission Planning and Optimization
The Locational Marginal Price Model (LMP) Network Power Model
Day Ahead and Real Time Market Simulation
Day-ahead and real-time portfolio revenue optimization
The Gas Procurement and Competitive Analysis System
Database of Plants, Loads, Assets, Transmission...
Daily LMP Forecast for ERCOT
Annual summary of prices, congestion and important events in ERCOT
CAISO CRR Auctions
Monthly Price and Congestion Forecasting Service