ERCOT: Supply Outlook OK for Spring & Summer

ERCOT: Supply Outlook OK for Spring & Summer

All clear. That’s the message from ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, for anyone concerned about the state’s available generation supply this spring and summer. The state’s electric grid operator released reports his week that forecast the state’s peak...
Texas Wind Power Gains In 2015

Texas Wind Power Gains In 2015

According to a report from Scientific American, wind generators provided 40 percent of the electricity on the state’s main power grid for 17 straight hours during a single day in December. And at its peak that day — Dec. 20th — wind provided 45 percent of the power....
Texas Power Demand Increased During 2015

Texas Power Demand Increased During 2015

Electricity use within Texas increased during 2015, driven largely by an unusually hot summer. That’s according to ERCOT, which also reports new records in peak electricity demand during 2015. ERCOT, or the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, oversees the power...
2015: Texas Wind Breaks Records

2015: Texas Wind Breaks Records

Wind generators pumped out 13,883 megawatts of power in Texas on Dec. 20th. That’s a ton of power — enough, in fact, to set a new statewide record. But plenty of other wind power records fell during 2015 — thanks in part to expensive new power lines. The U.S. Congress...