ERCOT Confident Generators Deficient During Uri Freeze Debacle Ready for Winter

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 17:59:16 +0000

The vast majority of 324 electric generation units and transmission facilities in Texas have fully met or “go beyond” new state winter weatherization requirements, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said in a final readiness report filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) on Jan. 18. Onsite inspections at 302 generation units […]

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EIA: Large-Scale U.S. Battery Power Capacity Slated for Fourfold Expansion in Two Years

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 18:43:08 +0000

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Large-scale battery power capacity in the U.S. surged 35% over 2020 to reach 1,650 MW, and according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), utilities are planning to ramp up that capacity by 10 GW over the next two years. In a newly released report, Battery Storage in the United States: An Update on Market Trends, […]

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ERCOT, Caught in Political Crossfire, Releases Reliability ‘Roadmap’

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 13:19:34 +0000

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The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has unveiled a roadmap outlining crucial improvements designed to enhance grid reliability, taking into account recent legislation, regulatory mandates, and a recent push by the state’s governor for market incentives that will help the grid bulk up on “adequate and reliable” resources, like natural gas, coal, and nuclear […]

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Red Hot Perovskite Solar Cell Field Just Got Way Redder & Hotter

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 18:05:00 +0000

A new perovskite solar cell venture is proof that legacy energy stakeholders can pivot to renewables — if they really want to.

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ERCOT Is Having Problems With Electricity In Texas Again, And Summer Has Only Begun

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2021 00:02:15 +0000

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) isn’t so reliable these days, and it recently announced that it has some tight grid conditions due to many forced generation outages. During the winter storm that froze most of the Deep South, Texas Governor Greg Abbott claimed that frozen wind turbines were the cause of ERCOT’s mass […]

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Exec Calls for Action on New Texas Gas-Fired Plants

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:30:31 +0000

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The chief executive of a Connecticut-based energy investment firm has called for action on his group’s proposal to build as many as 11 new natural gas-fired power plants in Texas. Himanshu Saxena, CEO of Starwood Energy Group, in a June 14 interview said, “We would like to see significant steps in countering, negotiating and material […]

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Texas Governor Enacts Grid Reliability Measures, Including Power Plant Weatherization, ERCOT Reforms

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 12:17:00 +0000

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law sweeping bills approved by Texas legislators that will require power generators in the state to weatherize against extreme events and revamp organizational oversight of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Hours before the state’s regular 140-day legislative session dwindled to its end on May 30—and amid […]

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NERC Warns Energy Shortfalls Almost Inevitable This Summer

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 31 May 2021 15:50:20 +0000

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The North American Electric Corp. (NERC) is warning that large swathes of the North American bulk power system (BPS) could face “elevated risks” of energy shortfalls this summer, especially if temperatures surge beyond normal peaks. But in California, risks are even more pronounced, owing to its reliance on imports to offset falling solar PV output […]

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NERC Warns Energy Shortfalls Almost Inevitable This Summer

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 31 May 2021 15:50:20 +0000

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The North American Electric Corp. (NERC) is warning that large swathes of the North American bulk power system (BPS) could face “elevated risks” of energy shortfalls this summer, especially if temperatures surge beyond normal peaks. But in California, risks are even more pronounced, owing to its reliance on imports to offset falling solar PV output […]

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ERCOT Program Cut Natural Gas Supply During Winter Storm

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 10 May 2021 17:25:49 +0000

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A program designed to save power during periods of high electricity demand actually cut off some of Texas’ natural gas supply to customers during the severe winter storm that caused massive blackouts across the state in February. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which operates the power grid for much of the state, has […]

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