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July 23, 2024

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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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NAESB Forum Chairs Push for Gas Reliability Organization
The chairs of NAESB's forum on gas-electric harmonization said significant reforms may be needed to bring the two industries into alignment.
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Former Chairs, Rep. Casten Call for Bolder FERC
FERC has become too politicized and should use its independent authority to move the electricity industry forward, two former commission chairs said.
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GCPA Names Brad Jones as Power Star Honoree
The GCPA awarded former interim ERCOT CEO Brad Jones with its Pat Wood Power Star for his industry contributions.
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Trib Fest Panel: Let ERCOT Market Work
A Texas panel urged lawmakers and regulators to let the ERCOT market's incentives work to bring in resources that strengthen the grid's reliability.
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Electricity Markets Benefit from Competition, Former Regulators Say
The decades-long move to competitive wholesale and retail electric markets still stirs controversy, but the benefits sway attitudes, former regulators say.
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Overheard at EPSA Competitive Power Summit 2022
Competitive generators and others discussed market changes at the Electric Power Supply Association Competitive Power Summit at the National Press Club.
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PUC Debates Answers to ERCOT’s Reliability Issues
The Texas Public Utility Commission’s rookie electric utility regulators last week stood in front of the proverbial fire hose, wielded by ERCOT staff, market participants and the grid’s Independent Market Monitor, as they try to get a grip on how best to respond to February’s disastrous winter storm. In what the PUC billed as the …
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Former PUC Commissioners Weigh in on ERCOT Fixes
Five former Texas regulators have released a report with recommendations to  prevent additional weather-driven blackouts like those in February.
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ERCOT Participants Call for Tweaks, not Overhaul
Panelists at the GCPA’s Spring Conference agreed that the Texas Legislature should not overhaul ERCOT in reaction to the February winter storm.

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