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#CPS_Energy Announces Key Milestones In Case Against ERCOT

CPS Energy Announces Key Milestones In Case Against ERCOT SAN ANTONIO, May 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — CPS Energy announced today that it was successful in defeating two key actions brought by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) in CPS Energy’s case against the state electric grid operator. First, CPS Energy was successful in defeating … Continue reading #CPS_Energy Announces Key Milestones In Case Against ERCOT

The #Texas Grid Came Close to an Even Bigger Disaster During February Freeze

The Texas Grid Came Close to an Even Bigger Disaster During February Freeze The Texas electric grid came within five minutes of a complete collapse in mid-February. The problem could have been much worse. A little-known network designed to jolt the grid back to life wasn’t working properly. Texas grid operators, like their counterparts all … Continue reading The #Texas Grid Came Close to an Even Bigger Disaster During February Freeze

#Texas Legislature Approves Bills To Require Power Plants To ‘Weatherize,’ Among Other Measures To Overhaul Electric Grid

Texas Legislature Approves Bills To Require Power Plants To ‘Weatherize,’ Among Other Measures To Overhaul Electric Grid The Texas House and Senate both approved negotiated versions of Senate Bill 2 and Senate Bill 3, the two sweeping bills to change the state’s power grid and the people who oversee it. The Texas House and Senate … Continue reading #Texas Legislature Approves Bills To Require Power Plants To ‘Weatherize,’ Among Other Measures To Overhaul Electric Grid

ERCOT prepares for ‘very rare’ addition to grid with $LP_&_L transition

ERCOT prepares for ‘very rare’ addition to grid with LP&L transition LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – The transition of about 83,000 Lubbock Power & Light customers to the ERCOT grid over the Memorial Day weekend will be uncommon for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas but officials tell KCBD everything is going according to plan. “Everything … Continue reading ERCOT prepares for ‘very rare’ addition to grid with $LP_&_L transition

‘It’s all connected’: How February’s power outages knocked out natural gas wells

‘It’s all connected’: How February’s power outages knocked out natural gas wells One form could have helped prevent power outages at critical infrastructure across Texas. MIDLAND, Texas — When the February winter storms hit Midland, Joe Brosig of Double Eagle Energy says his company did all it could to “winterize” its wells in order to … Continue reading ‘It’s all connected’: How February’s power outages knocked out natural gas wells

Missing paperwork made winter storm outages worse, Texas Oil and Gas Association says

Missing paperwork made winter storm outages worse, Texas Oil and Gas Association says The association said power outages up and down the natural gas supply chain resulted in problems at power plants. TEXAS, USA — Texas Oil and Gas Association President Todd Staples said on Thursday that many of the power outages in the state’s … Continue reading Missing paperwork made winter storm outages worse, Texas Oil and Gas Association says

ERCOT overcharged power companies $16 billion for electricity during winter freeze, firm says

ERCOT overcharged power companies $16 billion for electricity during winter freeze, firm says An independent market monitor for the Public Utility Commission of Texas wrote in a letter that the power grid operator kept market prices too high for nearly two days after widespread outages ended. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas made a $16 … Continue reading ERCOT overcharged power companies $16 billion for electricity during winter freeze, firm says

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