News Round-Up: March 2024

News Round-Up: March 2024

San Antonio Express-News: ERCOT program cost Texas utilities an extra $90 million during January freeze, market monitor says Feb. 28  — As Texans drove power demand to a wintertime record high during last month’s deep freeze, power companies paid $90 million in...
News Round-Up: March 2024

News Round-Up: February 2024

Utility Dive: Texas to explore new grid recovery options after 82% of black-start units failed during Winter Storm Uri Feb. 2 — The state should consider how its growing battery storage resources could help with system recovery in the event of a widespread grid...
News Round-Up: March 2024

News Round-Up: January 2024

ABC 13 News (Houston) — Texas’ power grid holds up during cold snap, but experts say there is still room for improvement Jan. 17 — Texas’ power grid appears to have held up through this week’s cold snap. Power outages were local, caused by things...
News Round-Up: March 2024

Utility News Round-Up: November 2023

Bloomberg: Earthquake That Hit Texas Oil Country Was State’s Second-Biggest Nov. 8 — The earthquake that rattled West Texas oil country in the early morning hours on Wednesday was the state’s second-biggest ever, coming almost a year after a record temblor rocked...
News Round-Up: March 2024

News Round-Up: October 2023

KRIS 6 NEWS: ERCOT CEO discusses reliability and challenges for the power grid Oct. 23 — If they didn’t before, many learned about the Electric Reliability Council of Texas or better known as ERCOT, in February 2021. When ERCOT’s power grid failed during a...
News Round-Up: September 2023

News Round-Up: September 2023

San Antonio Express-News: Texas grid battery boom set to triple capacity through next year Sept. 14 — Battery storage operators have seen their investment in the Texas power market pay off this year by selling desperately needed energy to a supply-strapped grid...