The annual PUC report tracks reliability and reliability-related spending by the state’s investor-owned electric utilities with distribution service.
A new ERCOT report shows fall operating reserves of 27,771 megawatts under normal weather conditions.
Changing the “ancillary services” market should be part of discussions for “reliability first” power market reforms.
Power sector weatherization is required under new omnibus legislation adopted in response to February’s statewide outages.
Previously, three commissioners led the PUC, but after a change in law this year the agency now is set to have five members.
Gov. Abbott also released directives on July 6 relating to the state’s primary power grid and energy market.