December 1, 2023


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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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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.
2023 Elections Bring Billions for Texas Gas, Dem Wins in Virginia, NJ
Voters OK'd billions for gas generation in Texas, while Democrats won legislative elections in New Jersey and Virginia with implications for energy policy.
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.
$10B Fund for Gas Plants on Texas Ballot
Texas voters are voting on a constitutional amendment that would create a nearly $10 billion state fund for dispatchable energy that opponents say amounts to a handout for the gas industry.
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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.
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ERCOT Smoothly Handles Annular Solar Eclipse
ERCOT said it did not experience grid reliability issues with the loss of solar generation during Saturday’s annular solar eclipse, in what some saw as a performance check before next year’s total eclipse.
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ERCOT Searching for 3 GW of Winter Capacity
ERCOT surprised market participants with an announcement that it plans to increase operating reserves by requesting an additional 3,000 MW of capacity to shore up the grid for the upcoming winter.
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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.
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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