April 17, 2024

Texas Railroad Commission (TX RRC)

Weatherization Practices Paying Off in Texas
Texas reliability and regulator officials are praising the state's efforts to weatherize their facilities following the disastrous 2021 winter storm, while the results bear them out.
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Regulatory Commission Roundup: La.’s Boissiere Faces Runoff vs Climate Activist
Louisiana PSC's Lambert Boissiere is headed for a runoff against an environmental activist in one of nine states whose regulators faced voters election night.
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ERCOT, Texas PUC, Gas Industry Agree Valuable Lessons Learned
ERCOT staff and regulators agreed that the electricity and gas industries are adding weatherization standards to address the 2021 severe winter storm.
Texas House of Representatives
Texas Lawmakers to Vet ERCOT Market Redesign
The head of Texas’ Public Utility Commission told state lawmakers they will get a chance to vet ERCOT’s market redesign next year before it becomes operational.
Texas Officials Complete Critical Infrastructure Map
A Texas committee has completed the first map of the state’s critical infrastructure for use during disasters and emergency preparedness and response.
The Brattle Group
Texas PUC Pushes 44% Reduction in ERCOT Offer Cap
Texas regulators have reached consensus on lowering ERCOT's high systemwide offer cap to $5,000/MWh from $9,000/MWh, a 44% reduction.
Texas Senate
Texas Senators Call for New RRC Weatherization Rules
A Texas Senate committee sent a letter to the Railroad Commission, asking it to revise its gas-fired generator weatherization rulemaking.
Texas Admin Monitor
Texas PUC Finances Market Debt over Lt. Gov.’s Objections
Despite political pressure, Texas regulators have approved a pair of ERCOT requests to finance $2.9 billion in market debt incurred during the winter storm.
Texas Admin Monitor
Texas PUC Considers Efficiency, DR as Gen Alternatives
One of Texas' leading energy experts had a dose of reality for state regulators working on a new design for the ERCOT market.

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