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#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

ERCOT expects to have sufficient resources this fall and winter: reports

ERCOT expects to have sufficient resources this fall and winter: reports Houston — The Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ latest resource adequacy assements for fall and winter show growing excesses of resources over peakloads under various scenarios, but natural gas prices may be a bigger factor in power prices during those period, an analyst said … Continue reading ERCOT expects to have sufficient resources this fall and winter: reports

Batteries begin storing wind and solar energy for the Texas grid

Batteries begin storing wind and solar energy for the Texas grid Conventional wisdom maintains that wind and solar power depend on affordable energy storage, and until battery prices drop, the United States will rely on natural gas and coal-fired power plants. A few years ago, most analysts thought it would take decades, but the clean … Continue reading Batteries begin storing wind and solar energy for the Texas grid

Solar Will Kick Most Of Texas’s Remaining Coal Fleet Offline

Solar Will Kick Most Of Texas’s Remaining Coal Fleet Offline In Texas, solar will soon push most of the remaining coal fleet offline, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). IEEFA’s recent report, Solar Surge Set to Drive Much of Remaining Texas Coal-Fire Fleet Offline, shared that this is largely due … Continue reading Solar Will Kick Most Of Texas’s Remaining Coal Fleet Offline

ERCOT OKs about 570 MW of generation for commercial operation in June

ERCOT OKs about 570 MW of generation for commercial operation in June Houston — The Electric Reliability Council of Texas in June approved about 570 MW of generation for commercial operation, mostly solar, and another 659.5 MW of renewables neared commercial operation in the state, a new report shows. ERCOT’s latest Generation Interconnection Status Report, … Continue reading ERCOT OKs about 570 MW of generation for commercial operation in June

#Ormat Announces Commercial Operation of #Rabbit_Hill Battery Energy Storage System

Ormat Announces Commercial Operation of Rabbit Hill Battery Energy Storage System storage Ormat Technologies has begun the commercial operation of the Rabbit Hill Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) facility, providing required ancillary services and energy optimization to the wholesale markets managed by the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The facility is located in the … Continue reading #Ormat Announces Commercial Operation of #Rabbit_Hill Battery Energy Storage System

Fossil fuel developer jumps into massive solar project in #Texas

Fossil fuel developer jumps into massive solar project in Texas Solar Plus Development, a subsidiary of Plus Renewable Technologies, Limited, and Avondale Solar LLC have entered into an agreement with J-POWER USA Development Co. to jointly develop a 350 MWac solar PV project in Wharton County, Texas — Red-Tailed Hawk Solar — that they have … Continue reading Fossil fuel developer jumps into massive solar project in #Texas