May 1: ERCOT’s final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy for this summer shows a planning reserve margin — excess resources as a percentage of forecast peakload — of about 11%, up from the 9.3% forecast in December’s Capacity, Demand and Reserves Report, but still well below the 13.75% target, designed to ensure a capacity-related blackout occurs no more often than one day in 10 years.

— Platts

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