ERCOT unveils mobile phone app — Free app helps consumers conserve electricity when needed most

2016-11-23T15:01:54+00:00

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the grid operator for most of Texas, unveiled a free smartphone app that will make energy conservation a little bit easier for iPhone, iPad and Android users. The initial version includes current system operating conditions, conservation tips and an overview of ERCOT. Notably, the app will provide "push" [...]

ERCOT unveils mobile phone app — Free app helps consumers conserve electricity when needed most2016-11-23T15:01:54+00:00

Brattle Report Finds Investment Needed in Power-Hungry Texas Market

2012-06-08T10:02:14+00:00

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas’s (ERCOT’s) energy-only market has worked well for many years to support efficient operations and to attract sufficient generation investment to maintain resource adequacy. Now, despite reserve margins declining with load growth and retirements, investment appears to have stalled. Many projects have been postponed or cancelled and no major new [...]

Brattle Report Finds Investment Needed in Power-Hungry Texas Market2012-06-08T10:02:14+00:00

Wind Energy Generation Represented 8.5% Of Texas’ Energy Usage In 2011

2012-01-11T09:31:11+00:00

Yesterday the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, grid operator and manager of the electric market for most of Texas, reported in the 2011 demand and energy report that  wind generation comprised 8.5% of Texas' total energy usage in 2011.  This represents an almost 1% increase over the 7.8% recorded in 2010. The ERCOT region’s overall [...]

Wind Energy Generation Represented 8.5% Of Texas’ Energy Usage In 20112012-01-11T09:31:11+00:00

Texas utility commission sets floor price for wholesale electricity reserves

2016-11-23T15:01:55+00:00

Struggling with how to respond to emergencies, such as last summer's Texas heatwave, The Public Utility Commission (PUC) set a floor under wholesale electricity prices for power reserves that could be called upon in the event of such an emergency.   Commission Chairwoman Donna Nelson suggested a rate of $325 per megawatt-hour for nonspinning reserves, [...]

Texas utility commission sets floor price for wholesale electricity reserves2016-11-23T15:01:55+00:00

Texas sets wind power record as coastal wind grows

2016-11-23T15:01:56+00:00

On October 7, 2011, Texas set a new record for wind power output, at 7,400 megawatts produced.  This comes as coastal wind farms begin to play a bigger role in supplying electricity to the State.  The record accounted for more than 78% of the 9,400 MW of installed wind capacity in the Electric Reliability Council [...]

Texas sets wind power record as coastal wind grows2016-11-23T15:01:56+00:00

WIND HELPS KEEP THE LIGHTS ON DURING TEXAS BLACKOUTS

2011-02-03T11:30:29+00:00

Many parts of the Texas experienced rolling blackouts on Wednesday, coinciding with unusually cold temperatures across many parts of the state. Millions of customers statewide appear to have been affected. Here are the facts from AWEA as they are currently understood: Wind energy played a major role in keeping the blackouts from becoming more severe. [...]

WIND HELPS KEEP THE LIGHTS ON DURING TEXAS BLACKOUTS2011-02-03T11:30:29+00:00

ERCOT Using New Forecasting Tool to Prepare for Wind Variability

2016-11-23T15:02:02+00:00

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, grid operator for most of the state, has implemented a first-of-its-kind wind forecasting tool designed to help system operators prepare for large and sudden changes in wind production. The ERCOT region leads the nation with the most installed wind capacity – now at nearly 9,000 megawatts (MW) – almost a [...]

ERCOT Using New Forecasting Tool to Prepare for Wind Variability2016-11-23T15:02:02+00:00

TRES AMIGAS FILES WITH FERC FOR AMERICA’S FIRST RENEWABLE ENERGY TRANSMISSION HUB

2009-12-11T07:32:18+00:00

SANTA FE, N.M. – December 9, 2009 – Tres Amigas, LLC today announced that it has submitted filings with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting regulatory approvals needed to move forward with the Tres Amigas SuperStation, America’s first renewable energy transmission hub.  The SuperStation will be located in Clovis, New Mexico and will for [...]

TRES AMIGAS FILES WITH FERC FOR AMERICA’S FIRST RENEWABLE ENERGY TRANSMISSION HUB2009-12-11T07:32:18+00:00

Analysis of Potential Impacts of CO2 Emissions Limits on Electric Power Costs in the ERCOT Region

2009-05-15T19:39:45+00:00

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) was requested by Public Utility   Commission of Texas (PUCT) leadership to conduct an “analysis of the likely effects of proposed climate change legislation on electricity prices in the ERCOT market.”   Consistent with a similar study conducted by the PJM Interconnection, ERCOT focused on the near-term impacts of this [...]

Analysis of Potential Impacts of CO2 Emissions Limits on Electric Power Costs in the ERCOT Region2009-05-15T19:39:45+00:00

ERCOT REC Program Most Active In U.S.

2009-04-10T20:52:23+00:00

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the grid operator for most of the state, issued more than 13 million renewable energy certificates (RECs) in 2008, including a record increase in voluntary participation to support environmental initiatives. The state's 135 competitive retail electricity providers retired 6.74 million RECs in order to satisfy the annual mandate [...]

ERCOT REC Program Mo