ERCOT: Summer blackouts not likely, but concerns still lingerManagers of the state”s primary electricity grid expect to avoid rolling blackouts this summer but not without calling on Texans to turn up their thermostats and conserve power during peak usage on the season”s hottest afternoons. The Electric Reliability...
ERCOT: An Island Unto Itself
Should Texas allow more connections between its main transmission grid and other states? Some want a second look.
Big Fine from Feds in Energy Case: Does Texas need more authority?
The federal counterpart to our own Public Utility Commission has assessed a penalty for market manipulation dwarfing anything like it levied in Texas.
Affordable Energy Coalition Urges Caution in Generation Supply Debate
(Courtesy Texas Energy Report) How can the PUC and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas ensure adequate supplies of electricity this summer and beyond without sending electric bills soaring, especially for smaller commercial and retail customers?
Warning: New Proposals Designed to Increase Prices, Company Profits
Artificial price supports in the competitive market? Price caps become price floors? New regulatory proposals offer “heads I win, tails you lose” vision of deregulation.