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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

ERCOT sets record wind output and penetration rate over the holiday weekend

ERCOT sets record wind output and penetration rate over the holiday weekend Houston — The Electric Reliability Council of Texas set a new wind output record of 19.7 GW Monday, and a record percentage of regional power demand was served by wind generation over the past weekend, ERCOT data showed. Wind generation hit as high … Continue reading ERCOT sets record wind output and penetration rate over the holiday weekend

Tripling Firm Solar, Wind Energy Output in #Texas by Capitalizing on “Complementarity”

Tripling Firm Solar, Wind Energy Output in Texas by Capitalizing on “Complementarity” Co-locating or integrating distributed solar and wind power resources to maximize their output and contributions to electricity transmission and distribution grids isn’t a new idea. Two researchers at Rice University in Houston modeled solar and wind power production at sites across Texas and … Continue reading Tripling Firm Solar, Wind Energy Output in #Texas by Capitalizing on “Complementarity”

#Luminant Brings Large-Scale Energy Storage to Texas

Luminant Brings Large-Scale Energy Storage to Texas IRVING, Texas, Jan. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Luminant, a subsidiary of Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST), announced that its Upton 2 battery energy storage system project has finished construction and began operating on Dec. 31, 2018. The battery system, which is the largest energy storage project in Texas and … Continue reading #Luminant Brings Large-Scale Energy Storage to Texas

#AEP seeks 1.2 GW of wind proposals, nearly six months after canceling $4.5B #Wind_Catcher

AEP seeks 1.2 GW of wind proposals, nearly six months after canceling $4.5B Wind Catcher Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), a subsidiary of American Electric Power (AEP), on Tuesday launched a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 1.2 GW of wind generation. The utility wants to see the projects in operation by December 2021, … Continue reading #AEP seeks 1.2 GW of wind proposals, nearly six months after canceling $4.5B #Wind_Catcher

ERCOT reserve margin declines further as municipality pulls Texas coal peaker

ERCOT reserve margin declines further as municipality pulls Texas coal peaker A month ago, ERCOT officials warned that unpredictable weather and a declining reserve margin were creating uncertainty for the grid operator and increasing the chance that rolling blackouts might be required in the summer months. Now, with the loss of Gibbons Creek, the grid … Continue reading ERCOT reserve margin declines further as municipality pulls Texas coal peaker