Recent Projects

PDF Analysis of Resource Adequacy - ERCOT Summer 2021
LCG performed an analysis of ERCOT for summer 2021 using market simulations with LCG’s UPLAN Network Power Model. Resource adequacy analysis for the region is critical during extreme summer loading conditions as the reserves have tightened because of recent retirements.
PDF 2021 ERCOT Electricity Market Outlook
The Outlook outlines future operation of the ERCOT nodal market, including Locational Marginal Prices (LMPs), load zone prices, hub prices and expected congestion.
PDF Frio County Line Upgrades Economic Benefit Analysis
This report was submitted to ERCOT by 7X Energy, a company with renewable generating assets in Texas, for the purpose of requesting an independent investigation of the proposed transmission upgrade options. LCG conducted studies for 7X Energy to identify ways to reduce the risk of curtailment and assess the cost benefits of those options. The proposed upgrades were approved with modification.
PDF Impacts of High Variable Renewable Energy Futures
Modeling Wholesale Market Scenarios in High Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) Futures in ERCOT, CAISO, SPP and NYISO for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory / DOE
PDF ERCOT Panhandle Renewable Energy Zone Outlook – 2017 Update
Ongoing modeling of the Panhandle region of Texas and is offering an 2017 UPDATE to last year’s extensive ERCOT Panhandle Renewable Energy Zone Outlook
PDF ERCOT Panhandle Renewable Energy Zone and Lubbock Power & Light Integration - 2016
New study of wind energy development in the Panhandle Renewable Energy Zone, or PREZ, of Texas, where ERCOT has proposed significant changes in the infrastructure to enable sustained wind development and ensure stability of the grid.
PDF Recent Projects
Recent Projects
PDF Quantifying the Value of Hydropower in the Electric Grid: Modeling Results for Future Scenarios
DOE award to support development of advanced water power technologies, a DOE - EPRI Project
PDF Impacts of Energy Storage Systems in Addressing Regional Wind Penetration: Case Studies in NYISO and ERCOT
New study explores the efficacy of storage in integrating wind in the respective NYISO, PJM, and ERCOT regional electric systems, an EPRI project
PDF Economic and Greenhouse Gas Emission Assessment of Utilizing Energy Storage Systems in ERCOT
The objective of this study is to analyze the economic benefits of installing various energy storage technologies in the ERCOT region
PDF Quantitative Analysis of the Relationship between Energy and Ancillary Services Prices and Quantities
Published by LCG Consulting
PDF Portfolio Impacts of Environmental Controls for Coal Generating Units: Market-Based Simulation of Power Plant Operations, Modifications and Revenues
Research sponsored by EPRI, Palo Alto, CA and LCG Consulting, Los Altos, CA: 2007. 1012253.
PDF Valuing Transmission Investments: The Big Picture and the details Matter
Published in The Electricity Journal, Aug./Sep., 2005, pp 33-42
PDF Transmission Investment Valuations: Weight Project Benefits
Published in The Electricity Journal on March, 2004.
PDF How to Secure the Electricity Network to Avoid Blackouts
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly January, 2004 Issue
PDF Hydro Scheduling in the Network Power Model
PDF Revenues from Ancillary Services and the Value of Operational Flexibility
Research sponsored by EPRI, Palo Alto, CA and LCG Consulting, Los Altos, CA: 2002. 1004413.
PDF Transmission capacity and market contestability in the Midwest Interconnect
Published by LCG Consulting.
PDF Transmission and Distribution Power Wheeling Tariff Design: A Study
PDF Designing Tariffs for Electricity Transmission and Distribution in Taiwan
PDF Generation and Transmission Investments in Restructured Electricity Markets
Published in The Environmental Monitor, Winter 2002, pp 8-13.
PDF Market based valuation of coal Generation and Coal R&D in U.S. Electric Sector
Research sponsored by EPRI, Palo Alto, CA and LCG Consulting, Los Altos, CA: 2002. 1006954.
PDF Status of Market Design & Uplan Compliance
PDF FERC Order 2000
PDF Restructuring in California, Costs of Transition and Stranded Assets
PDF Evaluation of Valley-Rainbow Interconnect Transmission Project
PDF Simulation Multiple RTOs in an interconnected region and Resolution of Seams Issues
PDF LCG Completes Analysis for California Energy Commission To Predict Results of State's Deregulation Process
Market Design Study for California
PDF An Analysis of the U.S. Electricity Markets
PDF Generation market power in an interconnected electricity transmission system
Published in The Electricity Journal, March 2002
PDF The Potential Exercise of Market Power by the Proposed Merger of Two Utilities in the Midwest Interconnect
PDF The Contribution of Energy and Ancillary Services to Net Income of Generating Units in the U.S. Power System
PDF Innovation Needed for Reliability and Market Success in the RTO Revolution
Multi-Market Modeling of Regional Transmission Organization Functions Published in The Electricity Journal, March 2001, pp 39-54.
PDF How to Value Assets Using UPLAN
PDF Operating Hydroelectric and Pumped Storage Units In a Competitive Environment
Published in The Electricity Journal, April 2001, pp 24-32.
PDF Surviving and Thriving in the RTO Revolution
How to design tariffs to improve reliability and attract merchant generation Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly, February 2001, pp 36-46.
PDF PG&E Hydro Divestiture Analysis and Simulation of Operation of all 78 Hydroelectric Plants
A study conducted for the California Public Utility Commission in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
PDF Potential Market Power of PG&E Hydroelectric Plants in Energy and Ancillary Service Markets
PDF How to Incorporate Volatility and Risk In Electricity Price Forecasting
Published in The Electricity Journal, May 2000, pp 65-75.
PDF Rethinking Asset Valuation in a Competitive Environment
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly, February 1, 2000.
PDF Analyzing Multiple Product Power Markets - Introduction and Summary
Simulation of Energy and Ancillary Service Prices and System Adequacy, EPRI, Palo Alto, CA and LCG Consulting, Los Altos, CA:2000, No. 1000571. A joint of LCG-EPRI report.
PDF Energy, Ancillary Services Prices and Asset Evaluation
PDF Partial LCG Client List
Partial list of municipalities, cooperatives, utilities, TSPs, developers, and investors for whom LCG has conducted economic analysis for wind, solar, and battery storages as well as transmission upgrade options
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