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.
SB 1941 would make clear that transmission and distribution utilities possess legal authority to deploy utility-scale batteries.