NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

ERCOT's Call to Conserve Power Continues Through Friday

Tuesday is another hot day in North Texas and another day where people statewide are being asked to conserve power during extreme weather conditions. Though summer is still five days away heat indexes are already into the triple-digits, sending many people indoors seeking cooler temperatures. ERCOT, the agency that manages...
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Houston Chronicle

ERCOT says Texas power demand could exceed generation capacity today

Hours after the Electric Reliability Council of Texas warned that there could be a reserve power capacity shortage Tuesday, it said demand for electricity could begin stressing those reserves by about 1 p.m. The grid operator's outlook graph shows forecast demand could start dipping into the system's reserves around that...
ABC13 Houston

ERCOT continues request for Texans to conserve power

Texans are being asked to conserve power yet again, as the state works to prevent rolling blackouts. ERCOT, Texas' power grid operator, said Tuesday the reliability of the grid remained strong during the high demand. Consumers are being asked to conserve energy during the peak hours of 1 p.m. to...

Texas grid asks residents to conserve power as heatwave hits

Texas's embattled electrical grid operator warned residents to cut electricity use "as much as possible" for the rest of this week, as several days of heat over 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32°C), combined with generation outages, could strain the grid even before summer officially starts. Monday's warning from the Electric Reliability...

ERCOT Calls On Texas To Conserve Power Amid High Summer Demand, Forced Outages

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which manages the state's power grid, is asking people to conserve power as much as possible this week as demand for electricity might exceed supply amid record electricity usage and forced outages. Texans should reduce their electricity use through Friday, ERCOT said. ERCOT said...
The Texas Tribune

Most of Lubbock will join the ERCOT grid this weekend

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Most of Lubbock will join Texas’ electric grid this weekend despite some hesitations over its widespread failures during a deadly winter storm in February. In the largest single transfer of...

US West, ERCOT power prices spike as temperatures soar

Spot power prices in the US West and ERCOT saw triple- and double-digit rises June 11, respectively, as an incoming heat wave is expected to provide significant boost to weather-driven demand. Not registered?. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. In the Southwest, Palo Verde and Mead...

ERCOT to test emergency system Wednesday evening

ERCOT says during a potential grid event, it uses the automated notification system to send timely communications through these channels directly from the control room. For more information on the test, click here.
Austin American-Statesman

Texas Senate looks to tap rainy day fund to address ERCOT pricing error

Legislation intended to remedy the pricing error made by the state’s electric grid operator during the deadly winter storms in February received a makeover in the Texas Senate in the wee hours of Thursday. When House Bill 4492 came up on the Senate floor, sponsor Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland...

ERCOT's reserve margin increased by supply not yet in commercial operation

Houston — Increases in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas' most recent reserve margin estimates partly resulted from including synchronized generation in addition to generation that is installed or has relevant commercial operation dates, stakeholders have learned. Not registered?. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. The...

Governor Abbott signs Senate Bills 2 and 3, aiming to reform ERCOT and improve state’s power grid

AUSTIN, Texas – On Tuesday, June 8, Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bills 2 and 3 into law to reform the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and weatherize and improve the reliability of the state’s power grid. Governor Abbott, who was joined for the bill signing by Representative Chris Paddie and Senators Kelly Hancock and Charles Schwertner, made ERCOT reform and weatherization of the power system emergency items this past session.

ERCOT power prices could have been 73% lower during winter storm: Study

A study released June 1 found that electricity prices in the Electric Reliability Council Of Texas market would have been roughly 73% lower during portions of February's deadly winter storm had regulators not inflated them to the $9,000/MWh legal cap. Not registered?. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize...