May 23, 2024

Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT)

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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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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Texas PUC Closes 1st Phase of Market Overhaul
Texas regulators have marked the closure of the first phase of their blueprint for reliability reforms to the ERCOT grid, cautioning that it’s only a first step.
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Texas Supremes Hear Arguments Over Uri’s Prices
The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments over whether the Public Utility Commission had the authority to order electric prices be set at $9,000/MWh during the 2021 winter storm.
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Texas PUC Sends ESR Change back to ERCOT
Texas regulators have remanded back to ERCOT a controversial protocol change attempting to regulate energy storage resources, but not before stripping out language related to state of charge and enforcement processes.
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Abbott Names PUC Executive Director as Chair
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Thomas Gleeson, the Public Utility Commission’s executive director and a 15-year staffer, to chair the PUC.
ERCOT Faces State’s Insatiable Demand for Energy
ERCOT is focused on dispatchable resources to meet the ever-increasing demand for energy in Texas.

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