ERCOT has no control over the quantity of electricity used on the system, although its finances depend on that usage.
The ERCOT CEO outlines for lawmakers surprising solar development numbers, says industrial users want more of it.
A timing disconnect between planning requirements for the oil and gas industry and planning requirements for transmission projects has complicated the ERCOT mission.
For summer 2020, the planning reserve margin should hit 10.6 percent, according to the report.
“We studied a range of potential risks and believe there will be sufficient operating reserves,” said Manager of Resource Adequacy Pete Warnken.