Electricity Looking Hot, Hot, Hot in Texas

2020-06-15T12:37:55+00:00

"Texas is expected to be one of the only U.S. power markets with higher electricity demand this summer, which bodes for an exciting few months for some energy companies .....The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the grid operator for roughly 90% of Texas’s electric load, expects to set another record for peak electricity demand [...]

Electricity Looking Hot, Hot, Hot in Texas2020-06-15T12:37:55+00:00

5 Wind Energy Giants Embracing Solar Power

2020-06-09T16:17:54+00:00

"More heavyweight wind developers are betting big on solar. Here are five to watch in the decade ahead." https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/five-large-scale-wind-developers-pivoting-to-solar  

5 Wind Energy Giants Embracing Solar Power2020-06-09T16:17:54+00:00

New Documentary “Switch On” Combats Energy Poverty

2020-05-20T13:06:34+00:00

"For much of the past two years, Bureau of Economic Geology Director Scott W. Tinker has been traveling the world to film a crucial documentary that illustrates the crisis of energy poverty. Some 2.5 billion people live in some form of energy poverty today. Access to secure energy impacts all other major humanitarian issues, [...]

New Documentary “Switch On” Combats Energy Poverty2020-05-20T13:06:34+00:00

ERCOT reserve margin up for summer 2020, energy alerts still possible

2020-05-13T17:57:47+00:00

"ERCOT adjusted its peak load forecast to 75,200 MW to account for economic impacts related to COVID-19. The new forecast is 1,496 MW less than what was reported in the preliminary summer SARA and increases the summer 2020 reserve margin to 12.6%, up from 10.6%. However, the new forecast is still higher than ERCOT’s [...]

ERCOT reserve margin up for summer 2020, energy alerts still possible2020-05-13T17:57:47+00:00

The Solar ‘Duck Curve’ Might Look Different Under Coronavirus

2020-04-12T13:44:05+00:00

"It's unclear why this last week's data shows a deepening of the belly of the curve, given the continuation of high temperatures. But as for the steepening of the duck's "neck," Hinson noted that Austin typically has a lively nightlife. But under lockdown, people who might otherwise go out in the evening stayed home [...]

The Solar ‘Duck Curve’ Might Look Different Under Coronavirus2020-04-12T13:44:05+00:00

How will batteries plug into Texas’ power grid?

2020-02-05T16:46:40+00:00

"....Batteries are on the cusp of .... making intermittent power sources such as wind and solar into a supply as dependable as natural gas.....Utilities want to invest in the lucrative market......But power generators are fighting to keep utilities out......." https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/How-will-batteries-plug-into-Texas-power-grid-15031826.php  

How will batteries plug into Texas’ power grid?2020-02-05T16:46:40+00:00

2020 Outlook: Renewables, resilience and reliability needs will drive storage

2020-01-22T13:07:22+00:00

"Falling battery costs, increasing renewables on the grid and a focus on resilience and reliability will continue to drive growth in the energy storage sector in 2020.  Storage has had a good year, experts say: multiple states have made storage deployment a priority, utilities began rolling out pilot programs and battery prices continued to [...]

2020 Outlook: Renewables, resilience and reliability needs will drive storage2020-01-22T13:07:22+00:00

Renewable Energy Law Conference – Austin, TX – Jan. 27-28, 2020

2019-12-17T12:14:41+00:00

Join leading attorneys and industry experts in wind, solar, and storage for two days of the latest developments affecting renewable energy in Texas and nationwide. The 15th Annual Renewable Energy Law Conference blends law, economics, technology, finance, tax, and regulatory policy. The conference aims to inform industry participants, legal and financial advisers, as well as key legislative [...]

Renewable Energy Law Conference – Austin, TX – Jan. 27-28, 20202019-12-17T12:14:41+00:00

Texas rules in favor of wind and solar

2019-01-31T12:55:48+00:00

"Texas regulators have ruled that any renewable generation source connected to the state’s HVAC [(high voltage alternating current )] grid does not have to account for marginal losses, as the market turbulence it would cause isn’t worth the benefit, and it would go against the original spirit of the project." https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2019/01/30/texas-powergrid-rules-for-wind-and-solar/ [...]

Texas rules in favor of wind and solar2019-01-31T12:55:48+00:00