By potentially shifting a portion of the state’s very large energy needs from transportation onto the electric system, electric vehicles present challenges to Texas’s utility framework.
Like the rest of Texas, ERCOT has had to make significant adjustments in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic
The Southern Cross Transmission Project seeks to create a direct-current transmission link between ERCOT and the Southeastern United States using a transmission line through Louisiana and Mississippi.
ERCOT has no control over the quantity of electricity used on the system, although its finances depend on that usage.
The new system should make the wholesale power market more efficient, and indirectly benefit home consumers.