Texas’ Impending Reliability Issues With Wind Power

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:16:41 +0000

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COMMENTARY Texas has the most wind capacity of any state, generating about 16% of its electricity from wind. In August, as temperatures rose above 100F and consumers increased their use of air conditioning, Texas’ grid operators struggled to meet the record demand for electricity. Many of the wind turbines could not operate because the wind […]

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Facebook Signs 200 Megawatt Wind Power Purchase Agreement In Texas

Credit to Author: Joshua S Hill| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 16:05:09 +0000

American online social media giant Facebook has signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Apex Clean Energy for 200 megawatts (MW) of the 525 MW Aviator Wind project set to be built in Coke County, Texas. 

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EIA: Gas, Renewables Outpacing Coal for Power Generation

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 10 May 2019 16:54:21 +0000

The percentage of coal-fired generation in the U.S. electricity mix will continue to decline, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said May 9, with gas-fired generation accounting for at least 40% of the nation’s power this summer and output from renewables continuing to rise. EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) said coal-fired units will produce only […]

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ERCOT Warns of Summer Emergency Conditions as Demand Continues to Soar

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 09 May 2019 13:40:43 +0000

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has issued a fresh warning that continued “above-normal” growth in electric demand could require it to enter Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) status to maintain system reliability this summer.  As it released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) for the upcoming summer season (June  to September), a […]

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ERCOT Warns of Intensified Summer Supply Crunch (UPDATED)

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 17:50:23 +0000

Grappling with a historically low planning reserve margin of 7.4%, owing to a mass of coal plant closures, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is forecasting record electric use this summer, and warns it could issue energy alerts at “various times.”  ERCOT said its March 5–released final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) for […]

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ERCOT Warns of Intensified Summer Supply Crunch

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 17:50:23 +0000

Grappling with a historically low planning reserve margin of 7.4%, owing to a mass of coal plant closures, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is forecasting record electric use this summer, and warns it could issue energy alerts at “various times.”  ERCOT said its March 5–released final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) for […]

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