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April 16, 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.
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 Hosts 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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ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: March 27, 2024
Unable to reach a compromise with ERCOT on inverter-based resource ride-through requirements after months of negotiations, stakeholders have managed to push through a potential rule change over the grid operator’s objections.
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GCPA Tabs Clemenhagen as New Exec Director
The nonprofit Gulf Coast Power Association has selected Customized Energy Solutions' Barbara Clemenhagen as its next executive director.
Fluor
Texas PUC Establishes $5B Energy Fund
Texas regulators have adopted a new rule establishing the Texas Energy Fund In-ERCOT Generation Loan Program, a $5 billion fund designed to bring new dispatchable power projects to the state.
NERC
Counterflow: Hair (and Pants) on Fire

The Washington Post’s warning that “America is running out of power” lacks context and distracts us from the real work at hand, says columnist Steve Huntoon.

CPS Energy
CPS Energy Plans to Retire 859 MW of Gas Resources
CPS Energy notified ERCOT it plans to “indefinitely suspend operations” at three aging gas-fired units in 2025, further reducing the Texas grid’s thermal capacity.
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Solar Growth has ERCOT Looking at Ride-through Rules
An expected tsunami of solar resources setting up shop in Texas has led to an immediate need for ERCOT to understand and set ride-through requirements for inverter-based resources, according to a Texas energy expert.
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Veteran Monitor McDonald to Lead ERCOT’s IMM
Jeff McDonald, a 22-year market monitoring veteran with ISO-NE and CAISO, has been hired as director of ERCOT’s Independent Market Monitor.
Admin Monitor
Texas Regulators Slow PCM’s Development
Texas regulators pumped the brakes on the proposed performance credit mechanism’s development, making it clear that they and stakeholders will be involved in the market tool’s design.

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