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LCG Publishes 2024 Annual Outlook for Texas Electricity Market (ERCOT)

LCG, October 10, 2023 – LCG Consulting (LCG) has released its annual outlook of the ERCOT wholesale electricity market for 2024, based on the most likely weather, market, transmission, and generator conditions.

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LCG Publishes 2024 Annual Outlook for Texas Electricity Market (ERCOT)

LCG, October 10, 2023 – LCG Consulting (LCG) has released its annual outlook of the ERCOT wholesale electricity market for 2024, based on the most likely weather, market, transmission, and generator conditions.

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Finnish Nuke Plants Wine Grapes in Heated Soil

LCG, Oct. 18, 2001--A nuclear power plant in southwestern Finland should soon be producing wine with its electricity, according to a report on the Internet by "virtual newscaster" Ananova.

Water which is heated by the reactor in the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant and used to create steam to spin the plant's turbine-generators, also cools the reactor, helping to maintain operating temperatures within design limits. Much of it is then pumped into an arm of the Baltic Sea.

That waste coolant water, which is non-radioactive, will now be pumped to newly-planted vineyards on the plant property, where it will warm the soil and fool the grapes into believing that they are being grown closer to the Mediterranean.

Around 150 vines have been planted at the nuclear power plant and should eventually produce between 500 and 800 gallons of wine a year. Grapes don't grow naturally in Finland so local wines have been heretofore made from berries. If the experiment works, the first full vintage of "Chateau Olkiluoto" should be ready within the next few years, Ananova said.

Reijo Sundell, manager of the plant's environmental office, said: "We will get a little wine next summer but more after two or three years. We are not yet sure how we will market it but it is quite good for a nuclear power plant to show that we are concerned with green issues."

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