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Backup batteries | #Texas company storing energy for power outages

Backup batteries | Texas company storing energy for power outages KAUFMAN COUNTY, Texas — While mother nature can make cheap and clean electricity, she doesn’t come with a switch we can control. The sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow. But the issue of intermittency has one promising solution. “Battery storage is … Continue reading Backup batteries | #Texas company storing energy for power outages

FERC, NERC Outline Proposed New Reliability Standards Following the February Winter Storm

FERC, NERC Outline Proposed New Reliability Standards Following the February Winter Storm Last Thursday, the FERC/NERC joint inquiry presented their preliminary report and recommendations at FERC’s monthly open meeting. The report identified two main causes of the widespread outages: freezing or icing of electric generation components, and natural gas fuel supply issues—in particular, the effects … Continue reading FERC, NERC Outline Proposed New Reliability Standards Following the February Winter Storm

Brazos Electric seeks bankruptcy court ruling on winter storm energy prices

#Brazos_Electric seeks bankruptcy court ruling on winter storm energy prices (Reuters) – Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc has asked the judge overseeing its bankruptcy to determine that Texas’s electric operator applied the wrong pricing mechanism for electricity used during the state’s historic winter storm that left millions without power. In court papers filed on Wednesday, … Continue reading Brazos Electric seeks bankruptcy court ruling on winter storm energy prices

ERCOT Releases Plan To Strengthen Texas’ Electric Grid

ERCOT Releases Plan To Strengthen Texas’ Electric Grid The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, has released what it is calling a “Roadmap to Improving Grid Reliability.” The outline comes amid angst over whether Gov. Greg Abbott and lawmakers did enough to improve the statewide electric grid during the regular legislative session. The 60-point … Continue reading ERCOT Releases Plan To Strengthen Texas’ Electric Grid

#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