Texas wind generation breaks record, ERCOT reports

2018-12-21T13:02:21+00:00

"Texas wind set a new record last week.  At 12:07 am Friday, wind power generated 19,168 megawatts of electricity for a brief moment, beating the previous record of 17,920 megawatts, recorded at 3:32 p.m. on Nov. 12, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the state's primary electric grid operator."   https://www.chron.com/business/energy/article/Texas-wind-generation-breaks-record-ERCOT-13481063.php

Texas wind generation breaks record, ERCOT reports2018-12-21T13:02:21+00:00

Exxon’s Power Play Points to Texas’ Future

2018-12-11T12:59:39+00:00

"As stories about the energy transition go, Big Oil going big on solar power in the heart of America’s biggest oil patch is as transitiony as it gets. Besides the symbolism of  Exxon Mobil Corp. signing up for 250 megawatts of solar power (plus the same amount of wind power) in the Permian basin, though, it [...]

Exxon’s Power Play Points to Texas’ Future2018-12-11T12:59:39+00:00

Austin, Texas Law Firm – Looking to hire Renewable Energy / Commercial Real Estate Associate Attorney.

2018-11-26T12:44:03+00:00

Austin, Texas law firm, Stahl, Bernal, Davies, Sewell & Chavarria LLP, seeks associate attorney for its Renewable Energy and Real Estate practice areas. Experience with Renewable Energy or Commercial Real Estate transactions preferred. Send resume to kkaiser@sbaustinlaw.com. Firm information - www.sbaustinlaw.com

Austin, Texas Law Firm – Looking to hire Renewable Energy / Commercial Real Estate Associate Attorney.2018-11-26T12:44:03+00:00

Lazard Study Confirms Wind, Solar Costs Falling Below Those Of Conventional Generation

2018-11-16T10:56:26+00:00

"Lazard Ltd., a financial advisory and asset management firm, has released its annual studies comparing the costs of energy from various generation technologies and of energy storage technologies for different applications. Importantly, Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis (LCOE 12.0) shows that, in some scenarios, alternative energy costs have decreased to the point that they are now at [...]

Lazard Study Confirms Wind, Solar Costs Falling Below Those Of Conventional Generation2018-11-16T10:56:26+00:00

Solar-plus-storage likely the ‘next big thing’ in ERCOT: expert

2018-10-23T11:33:44+00:00

"Austin, Texas — Solar energy -- increasingly paired with battery storage -- is likely to be the "next big thing" in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, attendees of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance annual GridNEXT conference learned Monday.  During a workshop about the Texas Power Market, Peter Kelly-Detwiler, principal of the NorthBridge Energy [...]

Solar-plus-storage likely the ‘next big thing’ in ERCOT: expert2018-10-23T11:33:44+00:00

Five Texas munis partner to add 500 MW of solar

2018-09-21T12:18:06+00:00

"Five utilities in Texas have announced plans develop 500 MW of solar farms. New Braunfels Utilities (NBU), Bryan Texas Utilities, Denton Municipal Electric, Garland Power and Light and the Kerryville Public Utility Board have teamed up to create the purchasing power necessary to fund their commitment to renewable generation." https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2018/09/20/five-texas-utilities-partner-to-add-500mw-of-solar/

Five Texas munis partner to add 500 MW of solar2018-09-21T12:18:06+00:00

Natural gas-fired electricity generation this summer expected to be near record high

2018-07-12T12:41:15+00:00

"EIA’s July 2018 Short Term Energy Outlook expects natural gas-fired power plants to supply 37% of U.S. electricity generation this summer (June, July, and August), near the record-high natural gas-fired generation share in summer 2016. EIA forecasts the share of generation from coal-fired power plants will drop slightly to 30% in summer 2018, continuing [...]

Natural gas-fired electricity generation this summer expected to be near record high2018-07-12T12:41:15+00:00

IRS’ New Solar ITC Guidance A Boon For Developers

2018-06-25T12:41:07+00:00

"June 22, 2018 -- Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance establishing when construction starts for solar projects under tax law.... As explained by SEIA, the guidance, Notice 2018-59, provides two methods to establish when construction of a solar facility starts in order to qualify for the solar investment tax credit (ITC): (1) [...]

IRS’ New Solar ITC Guidance A Boon For Developers2018-06-25T12:41:07+00:00

ERCOT real-time power prices spike near $1,500/MWh on record demand

2018-05-17T11:20:43+00:00

"Houston (Platts)--16 May 2018 612 pm EDT/2212 GMT. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas footprint saw real-time prices jump to four-digit territory Wednesday afternoon as power demand rose above record May peakload with above-normal temperatures. Real-time prices spiked across the footprint as real-time prices for all hubs averaged nearly $1,500/MWh for the 15-minute interval [...]

ERCOT real-time power prices spike near $1,500/MWh on record demand2018-05-17T11:20:43+00:00