December 1, 2023

Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT)

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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Texas PUC Approves ERCOT’s ORDC Modifications
Texas regulators have approved ERCOT’s proposed modifications to the operating reserve demand curve that are designed to retain and attract dispatchable generation.
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Texas PUC Approves ERCOT Board’s 83.9% Pay Increase
The Texas Public Utility Commission unanimously approved ERCOT’s request to nearly double compensation for its independent directors, the board’s first increase since 2012.
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ERCOT Sovereign Immunity Affirmed by Texas Supreme Court

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday narrowly affirmed ERCOT’s sovereign immunity, granting it protection against fraud claims and allegations of overpricing, and asserted the Public Utility Commission’s jurisdiction over the grid operator in a pair of rulings.

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Texas PUC Ponders Market Design’s Next Steps
During its first open meeting since the recently concluded legislative session, the Public Utility Commission of Texas discussed its next steps in changing the ERCOT market.
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Uncertain Future for Texas’ Renewables Industry
The Texas Legislature is working to pass bills to facilitate fossil fuel energy generation but limit renewable energy generation.
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ERCOT Stakeholders Endorse Staff’s Bridge to PCM
ERCOT stakeholders have thrown their support behind staff’s recommended changes to the ORDC that will serve as a bridge to regulators' proposed market design.
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Texas PUC Briefs: Sept. 15, 2022
Texas regulators are working with the industry to streamline the interconnection processes for all resources at both the transmission and distribution levels.
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Texas Regulators Open Energy Efficiency Docket
Texas regulators have opened a docket proposing changes to peak-demand reduction and energy efficiency goals following a petition from the Sierra Club.
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ERCOT Could Name New CEO this Week
The ERCOT Board of Directors could finally unveil its choice to lead the Texas grid operator in its continued recovery from last year’s winter disaster.

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