July 15, 2024

solar eclipse

ERCOT Board of Directors Briefs: April 22-23, 2024
ERCOT's Board of Directors has remanded a contentious rule change on IRB ride-through requirements back to the Technical Advisory Committee to reduce the "daylight" between opposition positions.
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Grid Operators Report Reliable Operations During Eclipse
Grid operators reported zero issues managing the bulk electric system as Monday’s total eclipse briefly shaded solar panels across ISO-NE, NYISO, MISO, SPP and ERCOT.
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.
Coast-to-coast, Grid Operators Prepare for April Solar Eclipse
The upcoming April 8 solar eclipse will run a course from central Mexico to Newfoundland, but grid operators far from its path of totality will be dealing with its impact.
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NY State Reliability Council Executive Committee Briefs: March 8, 2024
The New York State Reliability Council Executive Committee approved for industry review two new proposed reliability rules aimed at revising NYISO’s transmission planning requirements to account for fuel shortages at gas-fired power plants.
PJM OC Briefs: March 7, 2024
PJM's Operating Committee discussed low reserve response during a spin event in February and the possible impact April's solar eclipse could have on generation and load.
Report Details CAISO Response to Partial Solar Eclipse

The partial solar eclipse of Oct. 14, 2023, knocked 4,500 MW of solar generation off the CAISO grid — about 1,000 MW more than the reduction seen during the August 2017 total eclipse.

Eclipse Barely Dims CAISO Operations
CAISO maintained normal grid operations during the Oct. 14 solar eclipse, with swings in solar production that were more muted than models based on clear-sky conditions.
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ERCOT Smoothly Handles Annular Solar Eclipse
ERCOT said it did not experience grid reliability issues with the loss of solar generation during Saturday’s annular solar eclipse, in what some saw as a performance check before next year’s total eclipse.
ERCOT Prepared for Eclipse, Loss of Solar
ERCOT expects normal grid conditions during Saturday’s solar eclipse when solar resources will see their output reduced.

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