reliability unit commitment (RUC)
ERCOT staff said it faces a tight timeline to add a new ancillary service by Dec. 1, 2024, as required by the recent Texas legislative session.
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.
ERCOT is looking at a revised operating reserve demand curve and additional ancillary services to bridge the proposed performance credit mechanism.
ERCOT is analyzing information from generators that were forced offline during the December winter storm to better understand why thermal outages were an issue.
ERCOT has approved a pilot project where Texas energy providers can aggregate their customers’ small DERs and sell the extra energy back to the grid.
ERCOT’s Board of Directors unanimously approved a nodal protocol revision request that will lower unsecured credit limits from $50 million to $30 million.
ERCOT's Technical Advisory Committee endorsed two transmission projects with a combined capital cost of more than $760 million.
ERCOT’s Board of Directors has resolved one of two contentious issues between staff and stakeholders, setting the other aside for the time being.
In its State of the Market report, ERCOT's Market Monitor said the grid operator's conservative operations approach undermines the energy-only market’s design.
ERCOT stakeholders declined to consider staff’s appeal of a tabled rule change that would create a process allowing staff to schedule planned outages.
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