July 21, 2024

Hurricane Harvey

Texas PUC Briefs: June 13, 2019
The Texas PUC approved a 345-kV transmission project that cuts through an active petroleum field in West Texas’ Permian Basin.
NERC: Grid Resilience, Reliability Improved in 2017
The bulk power system showed improved ability to rebound from severe storms last year while continuing to improve on most other reliability metrics.
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Resilience, Storms, Survival are Topics at New Mexico Forum
The severity of the 2017 hurricane season was a major topic at New Mexico State University’s annual Current Issues Conference this year.
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Overheard at GridCONNEXT Conference
Almost 190 investors, utility officials, technology company executives and others gathered for the GridWise Alliance’s two-day GridCONNEXT conference.
Calpine Profits down 24% in Q3
Calpine reported Wednesday that it earned $225 million in the third quarter ($0.63/share), down 24% from $295 million ($0.83/share) a year earlier.
CenterPoint Energy
Weeks Later, Utility Officials Still Awed by Scale of Hurricane Harvey
There was no shortage of superlatives as Texas utility executives briefed ERCOT on the impact of Hurricane Harvey and their recovery from it.
Texas PUC Resistant to NextEra’s Minority Interest in Oncor
Having thrice been rejected in its attempts at majority ownership, NextEra Energy is now making a long-shot bid to acquire a minority in Oncor.
MISO, IMM Report Efficient Summer Months
MISO’s staff and Independent Market Monitor convened to commend RTO operations personnel for a successful season.
ERCOT Briefs
ERCOT’s latest resource adequacy forecasts project the Texas grid will have sufficient installed generating capacity this fall and winter.
Overheard at the GCPA SPP Regional Conference
Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath cut attendance to the Gulf Coast Power Association’s fourth annual SPP Regional Conference by nearly 20%.

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