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EIA Publishes Regional Electricity Supply and Pricing Forecasts Using UPLAN Model

LCG, August 13, 2019--The U.S. Energy Information Administration announced that it is revising the presentation and modeling of its forecasts for electricity supply and market hub pricing to better reflect current electricity markets and system operations in the U.S. Beginning with the August 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook, the new forecasting approach models electricity markets using the UPLAN production cost optimization software developed by LCG Consulting.

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ERCOT 2019 Summer Quarter Outlook

LCG, May 29, 2019-- LCG released a new summer (June – September 2019) report that looks at how the ERCOT grid copes with strained network conditions.

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2019 ERCOT Outlook report available from LCG Consulting

LCG, January 8, 2019 --Texas continues to see growth in renewable energy resources. In 2018, ERCOT endorsed major transmission projects to serve load growth while relieving congestion in the Far West region.

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Impacts of High Variable Renewable Energy Futures

May 23, 2018 -- Lawrence Berkeley Lab partnered with LCG Consulting to study variable renewable energy (VRE) scenarios to offer a long-range view of how current choices could impact their future ability to cope with changes in the electric sector.

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NEWS

NRC Issues Subsequent License Renewals for First Time to Nuclear Reactors in Florida

LCG, December 11, 2019--The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff recently approved Florida Power & Light's (FPL's) application for an additional 20 years of operation for Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Units 3 and 4. This is the first time the NRC has issued renewed licenses authorizing reactor operation from 60 to 80 years. The subsequent (or second) license renewals (SLRs) for Turkey Point Unit 3 and Unit 4 now expire on July 19, 2052 and April 10, 2053, respectively.

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New York Poised to Close Last Coal-fire Power Plant

LCG, December 4, 2019--The last operating coal-fired power plant in New York is moving toward closure shortly. Last month, Somerset Operating Company, a subsidiary of Riesling Power LLC, submitted a request to the New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) to waive the state's required, 180-day notice to close the Somerset Station, allowing the facility to be retired on February 15, 2020. Closure is contingent on approvals by both NYSPSC and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), which will evaluate if it will cause an adverse effect on grid reliability.

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Energy Market Forecasts and Actuals

MarketVision Forecasts
CAISO Jan 2020
Energy Price (Actuals)
ERCOT $17.1
MISO $22.49
NYISO $23.26
NEISO $1.38
CAISO $23.1
PJM $23
Load (Actuals)
ERCOT 40074 MW
MISO 81751 MW
NYISO 19976 MW
NEISO 15019 MW
CAISO 26524 MW


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