Wholesale Power Prices Surge in Texas’ ERCOT Market

2019-08-13T11:46:34+00:00

"The extreme heat that sent electricity demand and prices surging to record levels in Texas on Monday is threatening to do it all over again on Tuesday. [On Monday,] [w]holesale power prices jumped 36,000% to average as much as $6,537.45 a megawatt-hour across the Texas power grid." https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-12/searing-texas-heat-pushes-power-prices-to-near-record-levels

Wholesale Power Prices Surge in Texas’ ERCOT Market2019-08-13T11:46:34+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

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

Deloitte Report – Solar and wind move from mainstream to preferred

2018-09-18T12:24:07+00:00

"​Technological innovation, cost efficiencies, and increasing consumer demand are driving renewables—particularly wind and solar—to be preferred energy sources. We examine seven trends that are driving this transformation." https://www2.deloitte.com/insights/us/en/industry/power-and-utilities/global-renewable-energy-trends.html

Deloitte Report – Solar and wind move from mainstream to preferred2018-09-18T12:24:07+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