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What is Gen-X?

  • Long-term generation expansion model
  • Generation expansion planning using Mixed Integer Programming (MIP)
  • Solving multiple-year challenge in one shot with user specified granularity
  • Optimal size, timing and location of new entrants for both thermal and renewable generation
  • Simultaneous cost minimization and profit maximization
  • Support LOLP/reserve margin target
  • Maximize hydro utilization
  • Adhere transfer limits between areas
  • Allow multiple fuel limits
    • Multiple generators share multiple fuel contracts
  • Optional zonal system with flexibility to model full network if needed
  • Minimize NPV of costs including capital investment and operating costs

PRESS RELEASE

LCG Consulting is to release comprehensive 2015 CAISO CRR auction values just prior to auction

LCG, August 1, 2014--LCG Consulting of Los Altos, California is to release California ISO (CAISO) Congestion Revenue Rights (CRR) Annual Auction results prior to the Tier 1 nomination window close on September 18, 2014.

LCG Develops Prototype for Real-Time Remedial Action Screening

LCG, May 15, 2014-LCG Consulting of Los Altos, California has completed the development of a prototype that incorporates the basic functionality necessary to prove the effectiveness of the composite Lyapunov function-based transient stability analysis method. LCG has been working on a visual interface that will enable the operator to constantly monitor and analyze the status of the electrical network. With this interface, the operator can conveniently view data on a geographical map. The viewable data include phase angle, frequency, voltage at key substations along with power flows, overloads and other critical information on transmission paths and flowgates.

Congestion on the Horizon for the SPP Integrated Marketplace

LCG Consulting (LCG) of Los Altos, California has performed an electricity market assessment and forecast of SPP. Congestion is imminent.

LCG Releases ERCOT Electricity Market Outlook for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

LCG, January 11, 2013 –LCG Consulting (LCG) of Los Altos, California has released the electricity market assessment and forecast of ERCOT operations for the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. These reports are based on ERCOT SSWG transmission topology and UPLAN simulations using ERCOT nodal protocol. Hourly simulation results are also available for 2015 and 2017 using ERCOT Regional Planning Group’s transmission plan.

ERCOT System Adequacy Study

LCG, September 20, 2012 - LCG Consulting (LCG) of Los Altos, California offers to evaluate the impact of the policy options proposed in the recent ERCOT system adequacy study. LCG proposes to perform full network simulations of the ERCOT electric grid under a number of scenarios such as various levels of offer cap, a new capacity market or other market changes of interest to forecast the trend of electricity prices and its impact on costs and revenues of the generation portfolio or load obligation.

DOE Award on Dynamic Simulation Tools and Measurement-Based Control

LCG, Sept. 20, 2012 - LCG Consulting (LCG) of Los Altos, California, is a part of the consortium organized by Michigan State University, which is recently awarded a $1.5 million grant by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability under DOE Advanced Modeling Grid Research Program.



NEWS

EPA Extends Comment Period for Clean Power Plan

LCG, September 18, 2014-The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Tuesday a 45-day extension of the public comment period for the Clean Power Plan, the EPA's proposed rule to limit CO2 emissions from existing coal-fired and gas-fired, combined cycle power plants. The mid-October deadline is now set for December 1, 2014. The EPA stated that it has already received over 3.5 million comments on the proposal. The schedule still includes a release of the final plan by June 2015.

LS Power's Centinela Solar Energy Facility in Southern California is Complete

LCG, September 11, 2014-The 170-MW Centinela Solar Energy Facility in Southern California is now operational. Fluor Corp. recently announced that it has completed the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning for both phases of LS Power?s new facility.

  

Markets

Current Energy Market Conditions

Energy Price (Actual)
ERCOT $27.14
MISO $20.69
NYISO $8.74
NEISO $19.9
CAISO $35.49
PJM $17

Load (Actual)
ERCOT 32469 MW
MISO 59709 MW
NYISO 13075 MW
NEISO 9498 MW
CAISO 25122 MW



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