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...
The Texas $5 Billion Battery Plan: What Went Wrong?

The Texas $5 Billion Battery Plan: What Went Wrong?

Last November Oncor Electric, the state’s largest transmission and distribution utility, floated an ambitious plan to invest up to $5.2 billion in battery storage technology. In theory the new batteries would bolster the state’s main power grid and — at least...