The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said Dec. 1 that it anticipates 9,300 megawatts of new capacity will be available by 2018.
That would push the state to a hefty reserve margin of 20 percent, well above the current reserve requirement of 13.75 percent and enough to calm fears that Texas might run low on power in the next few years.
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