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LCG teams up with Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to assess electricity policies in a high renewable environment

LCG, May 16, 2018 – With the help of LCG experts and the modeling engine, UPLAN, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory published a report today examining a high renewable energy environment and existing electricity sector policies, rather than the tradition generation mix that has historically been used to look at policy decisions.

Joachim Seel, Andrew Mills, and Ryan Wiser, researchers in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at Berkeley Lab, joined forces with experts at LCG Consulting to analyze results from detailed electricity market simulations for the year 2030. These simulation results were applied qualitatively to reexamine policy decisions like nuclear incentives, EV charging infrastructure and energy efficiency portfolios.

Their main objective: Do electric-sector decisions made assuming low variable renewable levels still achieve their intended objectives in a high renewable future? The simulations address generation mix, wholesale and ancillary service prices, and carbon emissions across SPP, NYISO, CAISO, and ERCOT.

The report, Impacts of High Variable Renewable Energy Futures on Wholesale Electricity Prices, and on Electric-Sector Decision Making is available here .

Contact: Julie Chien at

About Lawrence Berkeley National Lab: Berkeley Lab is part of a national laboratory system supported by the Department of Energy and managed by the University of California. It is on the cutting edge of engineering, biology, physics, and energy research, with 70 scientists in the National Academy of Scientists and 13 Nobel prizes associated with the institution.

About LCG Consulting: With more than 20 years of experience, Silicon Valley-based LCG Consulting is a pioneer in modeling the competitive energy market. LCG Consulting offers a full range of consulting services for the electric and gas industries.

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