New wind record in Texas

New wind record in Texas

Wind generation briefly topped the 15,000-megawatt mark this month, achieving a new record for total instantaneous wind power output in Texas. Wind turbines cranked out 15,033 MW of electricity at 12:35 p.m. on Sunday, reported ERCOT, the operator of the state’s main...
ERCOT Operator Error Crashes Key Software

ERCOT Operator Error Crashes Key Software

A crucial ERCOT technical failure had engineers scrambling last month and led to widespread confusion among power traders — although grid officials say system reliability was never endangered. ERCOT, or the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, oversees the state’s...
ERCOT Panel Rejects Potentially Costly Change

ERCOT Panel Rejects Potentially Costly Change

Proposed rule changes for the state’s power grid — changes that some feared would lead to higher wholesale electric prices around Houston — have been rejected by a key stakeholder panel at ERCOT. Had it received the panel’s endorsement, the proposals would have...
Utilities Warn Pokemon Go Players: Don’t Get Zapped!

Utilities Warn Pokemon Go Players: Don’t Get Zapped!

Don’t want to get zapped? Then think twice before getting too close to utility equipment in your quest for Pikachu. That’s the message from electric utility operators after the berserk release this month of “Pokemon Go,” the new online app that has millions of...