June 15, 2024

Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA)

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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.
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GCPA Tabs Clemenhagen as New Exec Director
The nonprofit Gulf Coast Power Association has selected Customized Energy Solutions' Barbara Clemenhagen as its next executive director.
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MISO Members Doubt Severity of Long-term RA Alarm Bells
Multiple MISO members appeared skeptical at their quarterly meetings that the RTO is destined to face capacity shortfalls before the turn of the decade.
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Overheard at 10th Annual GCPA MISO-SPP Forum
The Gulf Coast Power Association's 10th annual MISO-SPP Forum centered its focus on the energy transition before a record crowd in New Orleans.
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FERC’s Christie Warns of ‘Very Dark Place’
FERC Commissioner Mark Christie brought his message of the need for grid reliability to the Gulf Coast Power Association's MISO-SPP Forum, saying the U.S. is "heading for a very dark place."
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GCPA Elects R Street’s Garza as President
GCPA’s membership has elected Beth Garza, a senior adviser for R Street Institute and longtime presence in ERCOT, as its next president.
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Overheard at GCPA’s Annual Fall Conference
The Gulf Coast Power Association welcome a record audience to its annual Fall Conference and discussions and vignettes on virtual power plants, energy efficiency, demand response, new technologies and grid resiliency.
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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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MISO Defends Fleet Predictions over Monitor’s Skepticism
Doubts continue to swirl around which version of MISO’s future fleet mix is appropriate for long-range transmission planning — the Independent Market Monitor’s or the RTO’s itself.
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Overheard at the GCPA Spring Conference
The Gulf Coast Power Association’s annual spring conference revolved around how Texas and its coastal region can become a hotspot for energy innovation.

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