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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...

Ten important questions about the Texas energy crisis

In response to the February extreme cold weather event in Texas, resulting in significant electric outages across the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) system, the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI), an arm of...

Another Texas utility facing sky-high electric bills requests help from PUCT

Rayburn Country Electric Cooperative, a not-for profit rural electric generation and transmission cooperative that provides the wholesale power to four rural electric distribution cooperatives in Northeast Texas, today announced it has filed a petition...

ERCOT board fires CEO Magness in wake of Texas February power freezeout

Staff and wire reports Another political victim has fallen in the aftermath of Texas’ disastrous power outages during the historic February freeze. The board of directors for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas canned CEO Bill...

Financial freeze from winter storm sends Texas electric coop into Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The deep freeze that knocked out much of the Texas grid has claimed a key power provider as one of its first financial victims. Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, which serves more than 1.5 million customers...

For Texas, the past was not prologue in the 2021 electricity fiasco

During an emergency board meeting of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) today, Bill Magness, ERCOT CEO, outlined the events that took place between February 14 and 18 that ultimately led to the...