Texas Regulators Consider Revamping Key ERCOT Systems

Texas Regulators Consider Revamping Key ERCOT Systems

A contemplated system revamp at ERCOT, the organization that oversees the state’s primary power grid, could cost millions up front — but also end up benefiting Texas ratepayers in the long-term, even after taking the cost into account. That’s the conclusion of two...
PUC Chair Takes Aim at Misleading PowerToChoose offers

PUC Chair Takes Aim at Misleading PowerToChoose offers

Citing potentially misleading electricity offers on powertochoose.org, the state’s top energy regulator called Thursday for a new examination of the government-sponsored website and possible reforms. Powertochoose.org is a state-sponsored electricity shopping website...
ERCOT Power Prices, Congestion Costs Increase in 2017

ERCOT Power Prices, Congestion Costs Increase in 2017

Key wholesale power prices in Texas increased during 2017 — an upward surge largely driven by rising natural gas prices. Average demand for power in the ERCOT market also increased in 2017. However, peak-hour demand fell by 2.2 percent from the all-time record set...