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Hunt Energy Network targets putting 500MW of distribution-level batteries into #Texas’ ERCOT market

Hunt Energy Network targets putting 500MW of distribution-level batteries into Texas’ ERCOT market An energy storage project pipeline of 500MW in Texas’s ERCOT market is being developed by Dallas-headquartered distributed energy resources developer and operator Hunt Energy Network. Hunt Energy Network said that the pipeline consists of distribution-level resources and that 100MW of its projects … Continue reading Hunt Energy Network targets putting 500MW of distribution-level batteries into #Texas’ ERCOT market

Texas energy crisis could have been avoided with regulation and risk management

Texas energy crisis could have been avoided with regulation and risk management Misguided, politically motivated decision to rely on markets alone has caused suffering for millions of Texans. The specter of unreliable access to affordable, plentiful energy, calls to mind sub-Saharan Africa or rural India, but the crisis in Texas is a reminder that we’re … Continue reading Texas energy crisis could have been avoided with regulation and risk management

Texas Senate approves Public Utility Commission board overhaul

Texas Senate approves Public Utility Commission board overhaul As part of its efforts to reform the state’s electric market this session, the Texas Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would change the makeup of the commission charged with overseeing utilities in the state. All three members of the Public Utility Commission resigned in the … Continue reading Texas Senate approves Public Utility Commission board overhaul

#Buffett ’s Plan To Fix #Texas #Energy_Grid Includes 10 New Peaker Plants Owned By #Buffett

Buffett’s Plan To Fix Texas Energy Grid Includes 10 New Peaker Plants Owned By Buffett Warren Buffett, the Sage of Omaha, is generally acknowledged to be the world’s smartest investor. Maybe so, although it can be argued that his warm embrace of fossil fuels indicates he may be good at making money but not so … Continue reading #Buffett ’s Plan To Fix #Texas #Energy_Grid Includes 10 New Peaker Plants Owned By #Buffett

Texas power companies try to block release of storm-related records

Texas power companies try to block release of storm-related records HOUSTON — Power companies across Texas are trying to block the release of information that could shed more light on what went wrong during last month’s deep freeze. KHOU 11 Investigates and other media outlets have filed numerous requests with the Electric Reliability Council of … Continue reading Texas power companies try to block release of storm-related records

The Watchdog: For 20 years, ERCOT has been a misbehaving, secretive, arrogant, even criminal grid operator

The Watchdog: For 20 years, ERCOT has been a misbehaving, secretive, arrogant, even criminal grid operator ERCOT, the operator of the Texas electric grid, has been a problem child since the state’s electricity market was deregulated at the turn of the century. When it comes to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, incompetence and lack … Continue reading The Watchdog: For 20 years, ERCOT has been a misbehaving, secretive, arrogant, even criminal grid operator

Wholesale U.S. electricity prices were generally lower and less volatile in 2020 than 2019

Wholesale U.S. electricity prices were generally lower and less volatile in 2020 than 2019 During 2020, wholesale electricity prices at major trading hubs in the United States were generally lower than in 2019, although prices in the western states trended higher in the last half of the year. Compared with 2019 prices, these wholesale hub … Continue reading Wholesale U.S. electricity prices were generally lower and less volatile in 2020 than 2019

#Invenergy Announces 1.3GW Series of Solar Projects in #Texas

Invenergy Announces 1.3GW Series of Solar Projects in Texas Invenergy has begun construction on a five-phase, 1,310-megawatt solar center spanning three Texas counties, the energy developer and operator said on Wednesday. The company has already secured offtake agreements with several cities and large corporations for its Samson Solar Energy Center, with phases set to come … Continue reading #Invenergy Announces 1.3GW Series of Solar Projects in #Texas

#Luminant to retire another natural gas -fired plant in ERCOT

Luminant to retire another natural gas-fired plant in ERCOT Houston — Luminant will decommission and retire the 69-MW, natural gas-fired Wharton County Generation plant, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas has said. It is the second fossil-fuel plant to be announced for retirement in Texas in as many days. ERCOT’s Notice of Suspension of Operations, … Continue reading #Luminant to retire another natural gas -fired plant in ERCOT