The country's independent system operators are analyzing their energy supplies and preparing for the peak demands of summer. Some regions are more prepared than others.
Texas ranks 13 th in the U.S. for cumulative installed solar capacity, according to SEIA. However, the state could be doing a lot more for its infrastructure when it comes to using solar. With acres of usable land, Texas has huge potential -- more than twice that of any other state -- to increase its solar ranking.
The California Independent System Operator Corporation set a new wind record last Friday when wind levels reached 4,196 MW, surpassing the previous peak output record of 3,944 MW.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas will launch a pilot this summer that expands the options it has to reduce electric use during peak conditions when demand is high and power supplies are tight.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is predicting that the amount of electricity available to serve customers this summer will be tight once again. ERCOT and the Public Utility...
Since 2008, Texas has seen significant changes in the electricity market, to the point where wind power and natural gas prices have made large, capital-intensive coal plants uneconomic.
No one is more thankful for the power of wind than ERCOT, which set a new wind power generation record at the end of December.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is preparing for winter and evaluating how well the power plants that serve the region are prepared for the season's weather extremes.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of the state, has surpassed wind power records several times in the past year – most recently setting a new wind record on November 10, 2012.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas anticipates it will have enough power available to serve customers during this winter, according to its Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy for the...