December 9, 2023

Texas Public Utilities Commission (TX PUC)

PUCT Rules Against SWEPCO on Pirkey Retirement
Texas regulators OK’d SWEPCO’s fuel cost reconciliation for the retired Pirkey coal plant, but rejected an order that found the plant’s retirement prudent.
ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: March 21, 2023
ERCOT stakeholders have scheduled three workshops to reach agreement with staff on bridging alternatives until a market redesign is in place.
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NARUC Panel Tackles Gas-Electric Coordination
Industry experts at NARUC's Winter Policy Summit discussed needed improvements in gas-electric coordination after recent winter weather events.
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PUC, ERCOT Face More Heat from Texas Lawmakers
Texas lawmakers once again grilled the PUC and ERCOT over the commission's proposed market redesign.
The Texas Senate
Texas Politicians Assert Themselves in PUC’s Market Redesign
Texas lawmakers say they are concerned the Public Utility Commission’s proposals don’t do enough to encourage investment in new gas-fired generation.
Admin Monitor
Proposed ERCOT Market Redesigns ‘Capacity-ish’ to Some
Texas regulators are pushing a performance credit mechanism that requires load-serving entities to buy performance-based credits from generation resources.
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Texas Regulators Open Energy Efficiency Docket
Texas regulators have opened a docket proposing changes to peak-demand reduction and energy efficiency goals following a petition from the Sierra Club.
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 Could Name New CEO this Week
The ERCOT Board of Directors could finally unveil its choice to lead the Texas grid operator in its continued recovery from last year’s winter disaster.
Texas Water Development Board
Abbott Fills out Texas PUC with 5th Member
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed long-time ExxonMobil employee Kathleen Jackson to the PUC, bringing the agency to its full complement of commissioners.

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