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Entergy Texas fuel reconciliation remanded due to lack of “notice”

by Kelso King, Grid Monitor Source – Grid Monitor Posted 07/31/2020 Chairman Walker’s Memo Prior to the Open Meeting, Chairman Walker filed a memo recommending that the Commission remand this proceeding. The Chairman stated that “[a]fter reviewing the proposed order and the evidence in this docket, I believe that additional information is […]

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ERCOT Market Monitor finds pricing change increased revenue by $2 billion

by Kelso King, Grid Monitor Source – Grid Monitor Posted 06/05/2020 Potomac Economics, the Independent Market Monitor (IMM) for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), released its 2019 State of the Market Report for the ERCOT Electricity Markets in May 2020. The IMM concluded that overall, the ERCOT wholesale market performed […]

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Biggest power demand plunge since great depression is reshaping markets

By Mark Chediak, Chris Martin and Rachel Morison; Bloomberg Posted 05/20/2020 The prolonged slowdown will increase economic pressure on older, uneconomic power plants and help speed the transition toward cleaner and cheaper wind and solar.Click the Source Link below for the full article. Source Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/biggest-power-demand-plunge-since-080004020.html

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Texas PUC tweaks pandemic program

by Kelso King, Grid Monitor Posted 04/19/2020 The Texas PUC adopted several revisions to the Electricity Relief Program (ERP) it adopted at its last meeting to address impacts of the pandemic on customers and Retail Electric Providers. The PUCT revised the language so that the program is restricted to residential […]

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ERCOT sees little effect on demand from COVID-19

by Tom Kleckner, RTO Insider Posted 04/14/2020 While the COVID-19 pandemic has dampened industrial output and electricity load in much of the nation, ERCOT continues to set the pace for increases in demand.Click the Source Link below for the full article. Source Link: https://rtoinsider.com/ercot-sees-little-effect-demand-covid-19-160069/

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ERCOT releases COVID-19 load impact analysis

ERCOT News Release Posted 04/07/2020 AUSTIN, TX, April 7, 2020 – Beginning today, ERCOT will provide weekly updates regarding load pattern changes due to COVID-19 in the ERCOT region. Updates will be available on the Trending Topics page of the ERCOT website in the Presentations & Other section. ERCOT began monitoring load impacts directly […]

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CPS Energy seeking consultants on review of generation costs, rate design

from Power Engineering Posted 03/20/2020 San Antonio’s CPS Energy has put out a request for proposals, seeking outside help for an effort to review operations costs and other factors which impact rates.Click the Source Link below for the full article. Source Link: https://www.power-eng.com/2020/03/20/cps-energy-seeking-consultants-on-review-of-generation-costs-rate-design/#gref

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