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Walmart signs supply deal with Akuo Energy According to Akuo, Walmart has agreed to buy power produced from 50MW of the 150MW Rocksprings project in south Texas for 12 years. The project has expected commissioning date in the third quarter of 2016. No turbine purchase agreement has yet been made. Retail giant Walmart is aiming … Continue reading Walmart signs supply deal with Akuo Energy
Texas Bill Would Promote Demand Response Last week, Texas Senator Kirk Watson introduced SB 1284 to the state legislature, a bill designed to promote demand response (DR) to its maximum potential in Texas and remove unnecessary barriers to competing in ERCOT. The bill places emphasis on expanding DR capabilities across all customer classes. If adopted, … Continue reading Texas Bill Would Promote Demand Response
SunEdison seals its biggest PV deal in Texas unEdison will build and finance new PV plants in West Texas to supply the City of Georgetown with 150MW of electricity, enough to make the municipal utility one of the largest in the US to be powered 100% by renewable energy. The deal is the largest on … Continue reading SunEdison seals its biggest PV deal in Texas
Report: Obama Accelerates Taxpayer Funding of Green Energy Between 2010 and 2013, the American taxpayer spent a lot of green to fund green renewable energy under the Obama administration. A new report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) found that spending on green energy sources — chiefly wind and solar power — nearly doubled, from … Continue reading Report: Obama Accelerates Taxpayer Funding of Green Energy
Coming soon to Texas: Demand response growth? Dmand response (DR) advocates in Texas are preparing a bill they say would open up the state’s energy markets and unlock DR growth. Reducing power consumption can help control up to 4% of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT) peak load, FERC determined in a 2012 report. … Continue reading Coming soon to Texas: Demand response growth?
Reliability of Rio Grande Valley’s electricity remains a concern ahead of summer As temperatures plunged this week, focus again renewed on the Rio Grande Valley’s electrical use and whether supply will be able to keep up with demand heading into the warmer months of the year. But officials with the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas, … Continue reading Reliability of Rio Grande Valley’s electricity remains a concern ahead of summer
PUC Chair Blasts EPA’s Clean Power Plan at Texas Tech Law School Event Donna Nelson, chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, doesn’t mince words about her views concerning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan. On March 2, she gave a speech titled “Power, the EPA and Texas” at the Texas … Continue reading PUC Chair Blasts EPA’s Clean Power Plan at Texas Tech Law School Event
Power traders try to revive manipulation suit Washington, 5 March (Argus) — Two power trading firms will appeal a judge’s decision to throw out their lawsuit alleging that GDF Suez North America withheld its Texas generation to manipulate power prices and benefit other financial positions. A federal judge in Texas dismissed the traders’ suit last … Continue reading Power traders try to revive manipulation suit