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Texas’ electricity market is working. But these companies want to change the rules to benefit themselves.

Texas’ electricity market is working. But these companies want to change the rules to benefit themselves. Texas’ two largest natural gas electricity generators are pressing state officials to implement a self-serving policy change that would significantly impact how wholesale electricity is priced in Texas. Calpine Corporation and NRG Energy are pushing for “marginal losses” – … Continue reading Texas’ electricity market is working. But these companies want to change the rules to benefit themselves.

Through challenging summer, Bill Magness and ERCOT kept the lights on

Through challenging summer, Bill Magness and ERCOT kept the lights on Bill Magness knows that with Texas heat comes Texas-sized-levels of air conditioning; His job is to keep the lights on across the state, even when record power demand on the hottest summer strains power supplies and tests the power grid. Magness is the CEO … Continue reading Through challenging summer, Bill Magness and ERCOT kept the lights on

#Texas electric grid did just fine without coal – fired power plants

Texas electric grid did just fine without coal-fired power plants The Texas electricity market proved once again why it’s a leading innovator, and power customers around the world should pay attention. Six months ago, critics predicted that Texans would suffer soaring electricity prices and rolling blackouts in what they predicted would be cruel summer. Generators … Continue reading #Texas electric grid did just fine without coal – fired power plants

ERCOT: Texas power grid ‘healthy’ for fall, winter after summer strain

ERCOT: Texas power grid ‘healthy’ for fall, winter after summer strain What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger might be a fitting maxim for the state’s main electricity grid as summer winds down. The grid — strained to near capacity over the past few months by triple-digit temperatures and record demand for electricity — is … Continue reading ERCOT: Texas power grid ‘healthy’ for fall, winter after summer strain

FERC Waves Red Flag Over Federal Power Act General Jurisdiction In ERCOT

FERC Waves Red Flag Over Federal Power Act General Jurisdiction In ERCOT On July 26, 2018, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an otherwise routine order in AEP Energy Partners, Inc., 164 FERC ¶ 61,056 (Docket No. TX18-1-000). The order grants AEP Energy’s request under only FPA § 211 to provide transmission services in and … Continue reading FERC Waves Red Flag Over Federal Power Act General Jurisdiction In ERCOT

ERCOT supply tightness, strong PJM capacity market boost #NRG earnings: CEO

ERCOT supply tightness, strong PJM capacity market boost NRG earnings: CEO Houston — Tight supply conditions in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and disciplined capacity market bidding in the PJM Interconnection contributed to significant NRG Energy year-over-year earnings growth in the second quarter of 2018, CEO Mauricio Gutierrez said Thursday. In NRG Energy’s second-quarter … Continue reading ERCOT supply tightness, strong PJM capacity market boost #NRG earnings: CEO

Cottage industry rises from complexity of choosing electricity plans

Cottage industry rises from complexity of choosing electricity plans When Texas deregulated electricity markets 16 years ago, the Public Utility Commission created the website Power to Choose to help consumers through the power buying experience. But what was promoted as an easy, free way for Texans to pick electricity providers has turned into a such … Continue reading Cottage industry rises from complexity of choosing electricity plans