May 22, 2024

Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT)

Admin Monitor
Texas PUC Prepping Reliability Standard for Comment
Texas Public Utility Commission staff are preparing for public comment a revised version of ERCOT’s proposed reliability standard.
Admin Monitor
ERCOT Proposes ‘Multi-metric’ Approach for Reliability Standard
Three years after a deadly winter storm nearly imploded the ERCOT grid, stakeholders in the Texas market are working on a reliability standard that may be stricter than industry norms.
XTO Energy
ERCOT, PUC Face Huge Tx Needs in Permian
ERCOT told Texas regulators its initial reliability study of the Permian Basin indicates “substantial amounts” of transmission projects will be needed to meet its projected load by 2038.
Texas PUC Establishes $5B Energy Fund
Texas regulators have adopted a new rule establishing the Texas Energy Fund In-ERCOT Generation Loan Program, a $5 billion fund designed to bring new dispatchable power projects to the state.
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Veteran Monitor McDonald to Lead ERCOT’s IMM
Jeff McDonald, a 22-year market monitoring veteran with ISO-NE and CAISO, has been hired as director of ERCOT’s Independent Market Monitor.
Admin Monitor
Texas Regulators Slow PCM’s Development
Texas regulators pumped the brakes on the proposed performance credit mechanism’s development, making it clear that they and stakeholders will be involved in the market tool’s design.
ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: Feb. 14, 2024
ERCOT stakeholders agreed with the ISO's staff position to continue tabling a rule change that would address reliability concerns with inverter-based resources while both sides work on settlement discussions.
Admin Monitor
Texas PUC Closes 1st Phase of Market Overhaul
Texas regulators have marked the closure of the first phase of their blueprint for reliability reforms to the ERCOT grid, cautioning that it’s only a first step.
The Supreme Court of Texas
Texas Supremes Hear Arguments Over Uri’s Prices
The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments over whether the Public Utility Commission had the authority to order electric prices be set at $9,000/MWh during the 2021 winter storm.
Admin Monitor
Texas PUC Sends ESR Change back to ERCOT
Texas regulators have remanded back to ERCOT a controversial protocol change attempting to regulate energy storage resources, but not before stripping out language related to state of charge and enforcement processes.

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