December 1, 2023

Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT)

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McAdams Says He Will Resign from Texas PUC
The Texas PUC's Will McAdams said during an SPP stakeholder meeting he intends to resign from his regulatory position before the year is up.
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Overheard at 20th Texas Energy Summit
The 20th Texas Energy Summit, organized by the Texas A&M University System’s Energy Systems Laboratory, again focused on the intersection of air quality and energy.
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ERCOT Cancels RFP for Additional Winter Capacity
ERCOT canceled its effort to procure 3,000 MW of additional capacity this winter after “limited response” resulted in 11.1 MW of offers.
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Bivens Resigns as ERCOT’s Market Monitor
The Texas Public Utility Commission and Potomac Economics' Carrie Bivens have both confirmed that she is resigning as ERCOT’s Independent Market Monitor.
Admin Monitor
Texas PUC OKs Smaller Budget, Admin Fee Increases for ERCOT
The Texas PUC rejected ERCOT’s proposed budget and administration fee increase, agreeing instead to more incremental growth in its revenues.
Solicitor General: SCOTUS Should Reject Texas ROFR Appeal
Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar urged the Supreme Court to dismiss a petition to review a 2022 appeals court ruling that found Texas’ ROFR law violates the Constitution’s dormant Commerce Clause.
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ERCOT Monitor’s Name Change Raises Legislative Concerns
A potential name change for ERCOT's Independent Market Monitor has heightened some concerns that Texas regulators are attempting to restrict the IMM's independence.
Texas PUC
ERCOT Defends Admin Fee Increase Before PUC
ERCOT seeks approval from Texas regulators for its 2024-25 budget and a 27.9% increase to its system administration fee.
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Texas High Court to Review Decision on Uri Charges
The Texas Supreme Court will review a lower court ruling on the Public Utility Commission’s emergency pricing orders during the deadly 2021 winter storm, potentially placing billions of dollars at stake.
PUCT Rules Against SWEPCO on Pirkey Retirement
Texas regulators OK’d SWEPCO’s fuel cost reconciliation for the retired Pirkey coal plant, but rejected an order that found the plant’s retirement prudent.

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