September 25, 2023


Weatherization Practices Paying Off in Texas
Texas reliability and regulator officials are praising the state's efforts to weatherize their facilities following the disastrous 2021 winter storm, while the results bear them out.
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ERCOT Expects Sufficient Capacity this Fall
ERCOT says it should have more than enough capacity to meet peak demand under normal conditions during the fall season that begins in October.
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Hickenlooper and Peters Introduce BIG WIRES Act
The BIG WIRES Act would require FERC to set minimum transfer capabilities between regions to better connect the grid in order to promote reliability and ship cheap power around the country.
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ERCOT Walks ‘Balancing Act’ During Recent EEA
ERCOT staff told Texas regulators that the recent Level 2 energy emergency alert was a necessary ”balancing act” to protect the system's equipment and to prevent load shed.
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Nation’s Grid Faces ‘Rendezvous with Reality’
An SPP Resource Adequacy Summit provided an opportunity for federal and state regulators, academics, market participants and stakeholders to discuss the reliability issues facing the grid.
ERCOT Voltage Drop Leads to EEA Level 2
A drop in voltage forced ERCOT to enter emergency operations for the first time since the disastrous February 2021 winter storm.
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Overheard at Infocast Texas Clean Energy Summit
The Infocast Texas Clean Energy Summit attracted several hundred developers, asset owners, financiers, investors and ERCOT stakeholders to discuss the booming opportunities and looming challenges in today’s renewables environment.
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ERCOT Board of Directors Briefs: Aug. 30-31, 2023
ERCOT announced leadership changes that it said would “sharpen our focus on daily operations” as it battles near daily tight grid conditions.
ERCOT Continues to Rely on Voluntary Conservation
ERCOT CEO Pablo Vegas thanked Texas consumers for helping the grid operator survive tight operating conditions this summer.
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NERC’s DeFontes Calls for Industry Balance
NERC's Ken DeFontes says the grid’s three competing objectives, reliability, affordability and the environment, are being thrown out of whack by policymakers focused on environmental legislation.

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