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Texas Utility Commission to Take Up Utility Ownership of Storage Assets

Texas Utility Commission to Take Up Utility Ownership of Storage Assets The Texas Public Utility Commission is expected to address a lingering question this summer: Are utilities permitted to own battery storage to provide reliability solutions — if the competitive market there is unable to do so? The microgrid industry sits on both sides of … Continue reading Texas Utility Commission to Take Up Utility Ownership of Storage Assets

Free markets, infrastructure give #Texas cleaner power grid

Free markets, infrastructure give Texas cleaner power grid For many years, policymakers in Washington have struggled to manufacture a workable policy that addresses the serious challenges we face from our changing climate without raising Americans’ energy bills. They could learn a few things from Texas. The Lone Star State has demonstrated how to increase production … Continue reading Free markets, infrastructure give #Texas cleaner power grid

Tax Credits for Wind and Solar Work. Why are #Texas Lawmakers Going After Them?

Tax Credits for Wind and Solar Work. Why are Texas Lawmakers Going After Them? The electricity grid that services most of Texas, which is managed by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), got almost 19% of its electricity from wind last year. That is an amazing fact in a state that is legendary for … Continue reading Tax Credits for Wind and Solar Work. Why are #Texas Lawmakers Going After Them?

Two new 100-MW utility- solar units expected in the #Permian_Basin

Two new 100-MW utility-solar units expected in the Permian Basin Houston — Two 100-MW utility-scale solar photovoltaic generation projects are either under construction or will soon be in two west Texas counties situated within the Permian Basin. One of the projects is to be owned by Duke Energy Renewables, the other by Germany’s E.ON. The … Continue reading Two new 100-MW utility- solar units expected in the #Permian_Basin

Texas PUC staff proposes order letting co-op shift load to ERCOT from Southwest Power Pool

Texas PUC staff proposes order letting co-op shift load to ERCOT from Southwest Power Pool Houston — The remaining Rayburn Country Electric Cooperative load served by Southwest Power Pool would join the Electric Reliability Council of Texas market in early 2020, under a proposed order to be considered by the Public Utility Commission of Texas … Continue reading Texas PUC staff proposes order letting co-op shift load to ERCOT from Southwest Power Pool