July 18, 2024

Winter Storm Uri

FERC Rejects SPP’s Proposed Uncertainty Adder
FERC rejected SPP's tariff revisions that would modify the adder for uncertainty of expected costs for offers above $1,000/MWh.
Xcel Energy
Texas Supreme Court Rules for ERCOT, PUC During Uri
The Texas Supreme Court ruled ERCOT and the Public Utility Commission were within the law when they raised wholesale prices to more than 300 times above normal during Winter Storm Uri.
FERC, NERC Review January Winter Storm Performance
The North American electric and natural gas systems survived this year’s Arctic storms with no major incidents, demonstrating significant progress from the performance issues in previous severe winter events.
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GCPA Spring Conference Reckons with Texas-sized Load Additions
The Gulf Coast Power Association Spring Conference tackled the vexing assignment of how to reliably serve Texas’ unprecedented surge in demand with a cleaner energy supply.
Gas, Electric Trade Associations Call for More Gas Infrastructure
ISOs and RTOs should take a more prominent role in expanding gas networks, gas and electricity industry representatives emphasized at a webinar.
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FERC Finalizes Winter Reliability Standards from 2021’s Uri
FERC finalized new mandatory reliability standards aimed at ensuring utilities do not cut off power to critical natural gas infrastructure during cold weather events.
The Supreme Court of Texas
Texas Supremes Hear Arguments Over Uri’s Prices
The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments over whether the Public Utility Commission had the authority to order electric prices be set at $9,000/MWh during the 2021 winter storm.
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NERC Taking Comments as Winter Reliability Standard Deadline Looms
NERC is taking comments on a winter reliability standard for generators that has failed to clear its stakeholder process twice.
National Weather Service
NERC Urges Preparedness Ahead of Weekend Storms
NERC issued a warning to the electric industry to expect serious challenges amid expected severe winter weather.
ERCOT Faces State’s Insatiable Demand for Energy
ERCOT is focused on dispatchable resources to meet the ever-increasing demand for energy in Texas.

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