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 parts of the Permian Basin.
Utility Dive: Texas voters approve $10B energy fund, with most going to build gas-fired power plants
Nov. 8 — The fund will be administered by the Public Utility Commission of Texas, with $7.2 billion allocated for new construction or upgrades of dispatchable power generation.
Houston Public Media: Proposition 7 would provide billions in incentives for new power plants in Texas
Nov. 6 — Supporters say the creation of the energy fund will bolster the Texas grid. Opponents say it’s an unnecessary giveaway to power companies and the gas industry.
Nov. 5 — This Election Day, Texas voters will decide whether or not to open up billions of dollars to support natural gas power plants. Proponents of the measure tout it as a way to improve the state’s electric grid — which infamously failed in a massive winter storm in February 2021, leading to the deaths of 246 people, or more than 750 according to one investigation.
Nov. 5 — ERCOT is taking steps to prevent a repeat of the devastating winter storm that hit Texas two years ago.
Nov. 3 — The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said it needs more money to comply with new regulations, hire more employees and fight legal challenges. It said the budget increase will cost power customers less than 20 cents per month.
Nov. 1— ERCOT’s Monthly Outlook for Resource Adequacy for January shows that for the hour ending at 8 am in January, the grid would have a 20.6% chance of entering an energy emergency alert and 16.8% chance of ordering rotating outages if a winter storm similar to December 2022 occurred in January.