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PUCT identifies issues in SPS rate case

by Kelso King, Grid Monitor Posted 09/12/2019 In August, Southwestern Public Service Company filed an application to increase its base rate by $141.2 million, an increase of 25.5%. A draft Preliminary Order identified 72 issues to be addressed, including issues associated with: ·         Invested Capital — Rate Base and Return; ·         Expenses; ·         Deferred Costs; […]

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PUCT staff recommends no action based on 2018 earnings reports

by Kelso King, Grid MonitorPosted 09/12/2019 At the Texas PUC’s September 12 Open Meeting, Chairman Walker and Commissioner D’Andrea supported Staff’s recommendations to take no action. PUCT staff confirmed that San Miguel Electric Cooperative (D-49900) and Lyntegar Electric Cooperative (D-49943) had recently filed applications to update their wholesale transmission rates. Staff […]

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ERCOT: Seasonal assessments show sufficient generation for fall and winter

ERCOT News ReleasePosted 09/09/2019 AUSTIN, TX, Sept. 9, 2019 – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) anticipates there will be sufficient installed generating capacity available to serve system-wide forecasted peak demand this fall and winter. ERCOT today released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) report for the upcoming […]

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Heatwave combines with low wind output to send ERCOT prices soaring

by Mark Watson & Kelli Ainsworth; S&P Global PlattsPosted 09/06/2019 Capacity shortage notice issued, Peaker Net Margin approaches $117,000.Click the Source Link below for the full article. Source Link: https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/latest-news/electric-power/090619-heat-wave-combines-with-low-wind-output-to-send-ercot-prices-soaring

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PUCT to change process for approving rate case expenses

by Kelso King, Grid Monitor Source – Grid Monitor Posted 07/19/2019 Due to concerns about “inter-generational” issues arising from approving rate case expenses incurred years ago, PUCT Chairman Walker expressed interest in changing the current process, i.e., to the rate case they are associated with. The Chair recommended remanding the […]

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Texas PUC defers DAM changes to get RTC ASAP

by Kelso King, Grid Monitor Source – Grid Monitor Posted 07/19/2019 ERCOT informed the Commission that including enhancements to the Day-Ahead Market would add 2 years to the implementation of Real-Time Co-optimization of Energy and Ancillary Services in ERCOT. Chairman Walker was unwilling to have a 2-year delay, adding that […]

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