June 25, 2024

ERCOT contingency reserve service (ECRS)

ERCOT Board of Directors Briefs: June 17-18, 2024
ERCOT’s Board of Directors has passed one contentious protocol change and tabled another that have divided stakeholders and staff and led the IMM to argue against the heavy use of ECRS.
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ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: May 22, 2024
ERCOT stakeholders plumbed the depths of Robert’s Rules of Order and amended motions before endorsing a rule change that allows the grid operator to manually release contingency reserve service from economically dispatched resources after repeated violations of the system power balance constraint. 
ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: April 15, 2024
ERCOT says recent changes to the calculations used to determine ERCOT contingency reserve service have resulted in smaller quantities of the product this year and stalled the need for further modifications.
ERCOT Board of Directors Briefs: Feb. 26-27
ERCOT CEO Pablo Vegas said the “interesting dynamic” of solar energy helped the Texas grid operator meet record demand during its most recent winter storm.
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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ERCOT Board of Directors Briefs: Dec. 19, 2023
ERCOT staff and the ISO's Market Monitor have set aside their differences and promised to work together in improving the procurement and deployment of ancillary services.
ERCOT Board, IMM Debate Ancillary Service Costs
ERCOT's Independent Market Monitor is defending its recent report that the grid operator’s newest ancillary service “likely” raised the real-time market’s energy value by at least $8 billion.
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ERCOT IMM Raises Concerns over Newest Ancillary Service
ERCOT’s Independent Market Monitor says the grid operator’s recent implementation of its first ancillary service in 20 years has nearly doubled the amount of required online reserves.
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Conservation Calls Help ERCOT Meet Near-record Demand
In what is becoming an almost daily occurrence, ERCOT issued another appeal for voluntary conservation as the Texas grid operator continues to manage tight conditions during a brutally hot summer.
ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: June 27, 2023
ERCOT staff said it faces a tight timeline to add a new ancillary service by Dec. 1, 2024, as required by the recent Texas legislative session.

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