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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NV Energy Accelerates Retirement of One of Nevada’s Last Coal Units

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2018 12:57:34 +0000

NV Energy plans to retire a 254-MW coal-fired unit in a power-constrained region of Nevada at the end of 2021, four years ahead of schedule. The company will instead purchase 1,001 MW from new solar photovoltaic projects equipped with 100 MW of long-term battery storage, effectively doubling its total renewable generation from 14% in 2017 […]

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Losing Regulatory Approval Gamble, AEP Scraps $4.5B Wind Project

American Electric Power (AEP) has abandoned its mammoth $4.5 billion Wind Catcher project, one of its largest planned investments, and a key part of its strategy to tamp down carbon emissions by 2030. Under AEP subsidiary Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO)’s proposed Wind Catcher project, AEP would have acquired a 2-GW wind farm—under construction in […]

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