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May 25, 2024

ERCOT

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas manages the flow of electric power to about 90 percent of the state’s electric load. The nonprofit independent system operator is governed by a board of directors and is subject to oversight by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Legislature.
Admin Monitor
Texas Public Utility Commission Briefs: May 23, 2024
CenterPoint Energy says it has reduced the number of outages following May 16's devastating derecho from 922,000 to nearly 15,000.
Texas RE
Texas RE: Resources’ Weatherization a Success
The Texas Reliability Entity says its latest regional assessment indicates weatherization activities since the disastrous February 2021 winter storm have paid off.
Admin Monitor
ERCOT Proposes ‘Multi-metric’ Approach for Reliability Standard
Three years after a deadly winter storm nearly imploded the ERCOT grid, stakeholders in the Texas market are working on a reliability standard that may be stricter than industry norms.
Grid Status
3 GW of Storage Help ERCOT Through Scarcity
Energy storage resources bailed out the ERCOT grid May 8, providing a record amount of energy to help the Texas grid operator through the first tight conditions of the maintenance season.
ERCOT
ERCOT Board of Directors Briefs: April 22-23, 2024
ERCOT's Board of Directors has remanded a contentious rule change on IRB ride-through requirements back to the Technical Advisory Committee to reduce the "daylight" between opposition positions.
CPS Energy
ERCOT Works to Address Loss of San Antonio Units
ERCOT is searching for alternatives to replace capacity that will be lost with the planned retirement of three gas-fired units near San Antonio.
ERCOT
ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: April 15, 2024
ERCOT says recent changes to the calculations used to determine ERCOT contingency reserve service have resulted in smaller quantities of the product this year and stalled the need for further modifications.
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GCPA Spring Conference Reckons with Texas-sized Load Additions
The Gulf Coast Power Association Spring Conference tackled the vexing assignment of how to reliably serve Texas’ unprecedented surge in demand with a cleaner energy supply.
XTO Energy
ERCOT, PUC Face Huge Tx Needs in Permian
ERCOT told Texas regulators its initial reliability study of the Permian Basin indicates “substantial amounts” of transmission projects will be needed to meet its projected load by 2038.
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ERCOT to Host Summit on Grid Transformation
ERCOT has attracted a full house for its first Innovation Summit, featuring thought leaders in energy research and innovation exploring “solutions that use innovation to impact grid transformation.”

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