December 1, 2023

Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)

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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.
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Brad Jones, Former ERCOT, NYISO CEO, Dies at 60

Friends, co-workers and others who had known Brad Jones recalled his memory after his sudden death.

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.
Summer Heat Drives Strong Entergy Earnings
The New Orleans-based utility said the summer’s record-setting temperatures led to ”very strong” third-quarter results, providing an opportunity for the company to flex its investment plans.
ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: Oct. 24, 2023
ERCOT stakeholders and staff tabled a protocol revision request implementing a new ancillary service that faces a tight statutory timeline.

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