May 23, 2024

Southern Spirit

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Overheard at CERAWeek 2024
CERAWeek 2024 by S&P Global was supposed to explore “strategies for a multidimensional, multispeed and multifuel energy transition.” Instead, the buzz was all about data centers and artificial intelligence.
Texas Public Utility Commission Briefs: Sept. 29, 2022
The Texas PUC has adopted expanded weather preparation rules for generators and transmission utilities during both summer and winter weather events.
Pattern Energy
ERCOT Board Gives Southern Cross Project a Boost
ERCOT’s Board of Directors has added its endorsement of the Southern Cross Transmission merchant project’s last three regulatory directives.
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ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: June 27, 2022
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 Admin Monitor
Texas Regulators Boost Southern Cross Project
Texas regulators are seriously looking at a merchant long-haul HVDC transmission line that would connect ERCOT with systems in the SERC Reliability region.
Pattern Energy
Texas PUC Considers Adding Grid Interconnections
Responding to February’s devastating winter storm, Texas regulators consider ways to add ties to neighboring grids without triggering FERC oversight.
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ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: Aug. 27, 2021
ERCOT staff says they plan to continue in 2022 their conservative operations approach of setting aside additional reserves by procuring ancillary services.
ERCOT Board of Directors Briefs: Aug. 10, 2021
The ERCOT Board of Directors agreed to approve the 2022-2023 biennial budget and to keep the administrative fee at its current rate.
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ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: July 28, 2021
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.
ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: Jan. 27, 2021
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.

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