ERCOT Opposes Potentially Costly Change

Proposed rule changes for the Lone Star State’s power grid — revisions that some feared would lead to higher wholesale electric prices around Houston — have been rejected by a key stakeholder panel of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power (TCAP) reported on August 3.

ERCOT Expects ‘Sufficient Generation’ for Winter and Spring 2015-2016

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which manages the flow of electric power to nearly 24 million customers in the Lone Star State, announced on November 2 that, based on new data, the region expects to have sufficient electricity to meet expected peak demands … Read more…

ERCOT Analysis: CPP Could Raise Retail Prices 16% by 2030

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) released an updated “Analysis of the Impacts of the Clean Power Plan” on October 16, related to the final rule released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in August. Based on the research findings, ERCOT anticipates that the … Read more…

In Texas, New Retail Plans Ensure that Less Won’t Cost More

Last March, Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner, a Houston Democrat, introduced legislation (HB 2254) that would prohibit retail electric providers from imposing surcharges – called “minimum use fees” – that actually penalize homeowners and small business customers who are trying to conserve energy and keep … Read more…

Talen Energy Buys 2,500 MW of Mach Gen for $1.175B

Talen Energy Buys 2,500 MW of Mach Gen for $1.175B

Allentown, Pennsylvania-based Talen Energy – a major power generator and energy retailer already operating in the PJM (Mid-Atlantic), ISO-NE (New England), and ERCOT (Texas) markets – announced on July 20 an agreement to acquire the total 2,500 MW combined-cycle, natural gas (NG)-fired generating portfolio of … Read more…

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