We reported earlier this week that Texas’ main grid operator expects to have 18.4 percent more power generation capacity available than the expected peak demand, well above the state-mandated 13.75 percent margin.
Turns out officials with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas made an error and double-counted some power plants. The real reserve margin: 17.5 percent.
Read the full article at Fuel Fix.
Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.