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For the Week of  6/16/17 — 6/23/17

Updated 6/22/17


June 22, 2017:PUCT Announces Workshop on Price-Formation Rules in ERCOT


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Genscape Analyzes ERCOT’s Power Needs during Hot Weather
A recent report details the impacts the heat wave in the Texas region is having on demand, wind, generation, transmission, and pricing. ………Click here for more

TEW: Will Autonomous Electric Cars Upend our World?
As electric cars become more commonplace, the real transformation awaits us when most of them turn autonomous. A recent paper argues that this will happen much sooner than imagined, unleashing developments that will completely change the way we live. To learn more, please subscribe to Texas Electric Watch. If you are interested in purchasing this TEW issue, please click here. If you are interested in subscribing the Texas Electric Watch, please click here or call Competitive Assets at 512-581-0151

Report: ERCOT’s Commercial Operations Subcommittee (COPS) Meeting 6/14/17 
At its June meeting, the Commercial Operations Subcommittee reviewed certain changes to the settlement process, discussed solutions to the 2% threshold rule, and heard an update on the Unaccounted for Energy analysis.To read more, please subscribe to ERCOT Monitor Reports. If you are interested in purchasing this ERCOT Monitor Reports issue, please click here. If you are interested in subscribing ERCOT Monitor Reports, please click here or call Competitive Assets at 512-581-0151.

TEPN: PUCT Open Meeting 6/7/17
At the 6/7/17 open meeting, the PUCT finalized an order on rehearing, laid out next steps for the price formation project, and discussed a complaint case against Oncor.If you are interested in purchasing this TEPN issue, please click here. If you are interested in subscribing the Texas Electric Policy News, please click here or call Competitive Assets at 512-581-0151.

News Flash Archive


June 22, 2017:PUCT Announces Workshop on Price-Formation Rules in ERCOT

June 20, 2017: El Paso Electric prepares for brutal summer ahead

June 20, 2017: Duff joins council; Denton will see boost in renewable energy

June 20, 2017: KEA to Install 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Future Grand Prairie, TX Store Opening Fall 2017 as 2nd in DFW

June 20, 2017: Lubbock Power & Light advances smart meters in upcoming budget

June 19, 2017: UT’s Cockrell School to partner with National Instruments in project to improve energy grid

June 19, 2017: The Hidden Perks of Texas Electricity Providers!

June 20, 2017: Center for Electromechanics to Lead Rural Energy Grid Project

June 20, 2017: Enchanted Rock / Texas Microgrid Powers Holly Hall Retirement Community

June 19, 2017: Free Shade Trees for North Texas Oncor Customers

June 18, 2017: Vistra Energy Corp. (VST) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.17 EPS

June 18, 2017: Why Investors remained buoyant on: Vistra Energy Corp. (VST),

June 15, 2017: Chronicle 100 — No. 7: CenterPoint Energy’s customer base grows

June 16, 2017: Chronicle 100 — No. 8: Spark Energy has its ‘best year’

June 16, 2017: Digital Infrastructure for Cities Leads to Big Savings

June 16, 2017: Home sales under way at eco-minded Whisper Valley

Generation Adequacy

June 20, 2017: Summer Electricity Demands Could Set New Records in Texas

June 20, 2017: As energy markets change, GE, blockchain hope to provide economic solutions

June 20, 2017: A bitter scientific debate just erupted over the future of America’s power grid

June 20, 2017: What a U.S. grid modernization might look like

June 20, 2017: Senators grill Perry on Yucca nuclear storage plans

June 20, 2017: Senators grill Perry on Yucca nuclear storage plans

June 19, 2017: Texas Is Too Windy and Sunny for Old Energy Companies to Make Money

June 20, 2017: Cheap gas, not renewables, primarily depressing power prices

June 20, 2017: Spate of nuclear power plant closures could be start of full-fledged crisis

June 20, 2017: Nuclear power on the ‘front burner,’ says Energy Secretary Rick Perry

June 20, 2017: Wind, solar energy have not harmed U.S. power grid: industry study

June 20, 2017: House passes nuclear energy tax bill

June 19, 2017: Texas power plants among nation’s top emitters of carbon dioxide

June 19, 2017: The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power

June 19, 2017: Tyler Morning Telegraph: Tech, information will drive the next energy revolution

June 19, 2017: Opinions are all over the map on the value of solar power

June 16, 2017: ERCOT Monitor: Optimizing Energy, Ancillary Services Top Priority

June 18, 2017: NextEra buys second Texas wind project from Tri Global Energy

June 16, 2017: More Than Half of America’s Nuclear Reactors Are Losing Money

June 16, 2017: New England, California could see tight spots with reliability this summer, says FERC

Power Grid Security

June 15, 2017: Cyber, physical attacks against the grid increasing

Renewable Power

June 20, 2017: Biodiesel advocates call on Congress to reinstate tax incentive

June 20, 2017: America’s Hungriest Wind and Solar Power Users: Big Companies

June 16, 2017: Navy study: Wind farms could significantly degrade air traffic control radar detection

June 20, 2017: Can Offshore Wind Power Revive U.S. Ports?

June 20, 2017: Is 100% Renewable Energy Feasible? New Paper Argues for a Different Target

June 20, 2017: Solar panel makers look to White House for help

June 16, 2017: Nevada Boosts Solar Power, Reversing Course

June 19, 2017: Stretchable Solar Batteries May Power the Next Generation of Wearable Devices

June 19, 2017: Utah facility can turn food waste into enough natural gas to power a small city

June 19, 2017: Insulating Against Waste

June 19, 2017: The Answer is Blowing in the Wind

June 16, 2017: Solar And Wind Energy Aren’t “Alternative” Any More


June 20, 2017: Lawmakers grill Energy chief Rick Perry on plans to slash department’s budget

June 20, 2017: Ex-Bush official expected to be deputy EPA head






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