Southern Cross Transmission
The Texas PUC has adopted expanded weather preparation rules for generators and transmission utilities during both summer and winter weather events.
ERCOT’s Board of Directors has added its endorsement of the Southern Cross Transmission merchant project’s last three regulatory directives.
ERCOT stakeholders are reviewing and tinkering with their processes as they work to forge a stronger working relationship with the new Board of Directors.
Texas regulators are seriously looking at a merchant long-haul HVDC transmission line that would connect ERCOT with systems in the SERC Reliability region.
Responding to February’s devastating winter storm, Texas regulators consider ways to add ties to neighboring grids without triggering FERC oversight.
ERCOT staff says they plan to continue in 2022 their conservative operations approach of setting aside additional reserves by procuring ancillary services.
The ERCOT Board of Directors agreed to approve the 2022-2023 biennial budget and to keep the administrative fee at its current rate.
ERCOT stakeholders pushed back against interim CEO Brad Jones’ plan to convert TAC into an officer-level group and the increased use of ancillary services.
Staff told the ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee that it will be asked next month to sunset the RTC Task Force and instead focus on the Passport Program.
ERCOT CEO Bill Magness told the Board of Directors the grid operator finished 2019 with a net positive variance of $35.4 million.
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