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Texas adds battery storage to support grid ahead of winter

An extreme winter storm that left millions of Texans without power in February highlighted the rapid need for more battery storage to support the state's grid.

Could energy efficiency and demand response solve Texas’ energy woes?

A new report released last week by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) outlines how better energy efficiency and a robust demand response program using distributed energy resources (DER) already on...

Investigation into Texas freeze highlights natural gas failures, frequency of cold weather events

The joint report issued by FERC and NERC cited freezing and natural gas fuel supply issues as the two largest causes for the disaster.
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TVA board votes to extend $220M pandemic recovery credit into FY 2022

The TVA Board of Directors took action at its meeting last week to further extend support to communities, businesses, and people across the region challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, approving an extension of the Pandemic Recovery Credit through fiscal 2022.

NERC: U.S. power sector strong, yet increasingly susceptible to weather, cyber threats

The nation’s bulk power system faced massive challenges over this past year, including a deadline winter storm in the southwest and devastating wildfires, heat waves and tropic storms elsewhere. The power sector certainly failed in...

ERCOT’s 60-point roadmap to grid reliability unveiled

The Roadmap addresses operational improvements to the Texas power grid, including important legislative changes, objectives outlined in the Governor’s letter issued July 6 and other reforms.

ERCOT, battered by winter storm fallout, sends out summer demand scenario

Texas grid operator ERCOT, which nearly suffered a cataclysmic shutdown of the system during a winter storm earlier this year, said that electricity demand should hit all-time demand highs due to hot and dry weather this summer.

Winter storm no-fault zone: SPP says gas, coal and wind plants all tripped offline...

It didn’t experience the full-on disaster that befell the Texas grid during February’s historic Winter Storm Uri, but the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) had its hands full and much of its capacity empty when...

Wärtsilä to supply two major interconnected energy storage systems for Texas grid services

The technology group Wärtsilä announced today that it will supply its energy storage technology for two 100-MW / 214.5-MWh projects in southern Texas, USA. Wärtsilä has also signed ten-year guaranteed asset performance agreements for the...

Texas must be a global wake-up call

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Craft stronger resiliency measures, or suffer nature’s wrath. by Rich Sorkin, Jupiter Intelligence The severe winter storm that knocked out power in Texas and surrounding states exhibits how a failure...