The capacity, demand and reserves report from ERCOT, which manages nearly 90 percent of the state’s grid load, shows that Texas is upping its share of renewable power and that growth of solar farms will begin to pick up next year in the state. No new coal plants have received permits, and ERCOT expects companies will retire more coal-fired power plants in coming years.
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