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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 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
Commodity merchant snaps up Texas wind A subsidiary of global commodity merchant Castleton Commodities International has acquired the 150MW Sherbino 1 wind farm in Texas. No details were given about the seller or the price of the transaction. Sherbino 1, which is located in Pecos County, delivers electricity into the ERCOT region. Castleton Commodities International … Continue reading Commodity merchant snaps up #Texas wind
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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 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’ solar market is about to catch fire With more than 5 GW of approved solar projects in the ERCOT grid, Texas is getting ready for a major boom in its utility-scale solar market. here is a lot of information that is publicly available on the U.S. electricity system. And one of the richest sources … Continue reading #Texas ’ solar market is about to catch fire
Texas Grid Operator Reports Fuel Mix Is Now 30% Carbon-Free The latest data from ERCOT shows wind generation set new records in 2018—and lots of solar in the pipeline. Texas may be the center of the U.S. oil and gas industry, but the latest data shows that the state’s competitive energy market is increasingly favoring … Continue reading Texas Grid Operator Reports Fuel Mix Is Now 30% Carbon-Free
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