Oct. 17 — During the ERCOT Board of Directors meeting Tuesday, Bill Magness, ERCOT president and CEO, said his staff was working to determine whether any of the resources announced for retirement are needed to maintain system reliability, which may prompt the grid operator to negotiate reliability-must-run contracts. Magness said these analyses should be completed by the board’s December 12 meeting.
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