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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Industry News

First Solar Sells 139-MW Campo Verde Solar Project to Southern

LCG, April 24, 2013--First Solar, Inc. announced yesterday the sale of the Campo Verde Solar Project to Southern Power (a subsidiary of Southern Company) and Turner Renewable Energy. The acquisition is the fifth by the Southern Power-Turner Renewable Energy partnership.

The Campo Verde Solar Project is a 139-MW project, located on a 1,443-acre site in Imperial County, California. The project will employ First Solar's thin-film, photovoltaic (PV) modules. Under the terms of the agreement, First Solar will construct the project and then operate and maintain the facility for ten years. Construction of the project commenced last December, and commercial operation is scheduled to begin this fall.

The power output from the project will be purchased under a 20-year agreement by San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), a subsidiary of Sempra Energy.

Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO stated, "By acquiring the Campo Verde Solar Project ? our largest solar installation to date ? we're more than doubling our solar capacity and increasing the diversity of our generation fleet."

California's Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires investor-owned utilities, publicly owned utilities, electric service providers and community choice aggregators to increase procurement from eligible renewable energy resources, like the Campo Verde Solar Project, to 33 percent of retail sales by the end of 2020.
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