Thursday, January 24, 2019

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Texas PUC Responds to Shrinking Reserve Margin

The indefinite mothballing of a 470-MW coal-fired plant has reduced ERCOT’s “pretty scary” reserve margin of 8.1% to 7.4%, prodding the Texas Public Utility Commission into ordering several market changes.

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ERCOT Briefs: Week of Jan. 7, 2019

The Texas Public Utility Commission is asking legislators to help provide clarity on whether transmission and distribution utilities can own and operate energy storage devices. | © RTO Insider

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Texas PUC Briefs: Dec. 22, 2018

The Public Utility Commission of Texas preliminarily approved a certificate of convenience and necessity for CenterPoint’s proposed 345-kV project near Houston.

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Texas PUC Briefs: Dec. 7, 2018

Texas PUC Chair DeAnn Walker urged ERCOT to gain a “better sense” of the distributed resources and self-generation that could be affecting its system.

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Texas PUC Briefs: Nov. 8, 2018

Texas Public Utility Chair DeAnn Walker said she has asked ERCOT, SPP and MISO to work together to improve the reliability coordination agreements among the grid operators.

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ERCOT’s Botkin Named to Texas PUC

ERCOT PUCT Shelly Botkin

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday appointed ERCOT Director of Communications and Government Affairs Shelly Botkin to fill the final vacancy on the state’s Public Utility Commission.

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