Energy News for the Texas Market

New price adders boosting electricity prices in Texas

By: L.M. Sixel |

Wholesale electricity prices peaked at $6,500 per megawatt hour Monday afternoon in Houston, reflecting triple-digit temperatures that strained capacity and triggered price adders that were boosted by Texas regulators earlier this year.

The Public Utility Commission agreed this spring to increase the amount generators could charge for producing power […]

2019-08-13T08:01:38-05:00August 13th, 2019|Texas Market|

ERCOT facing low reserve margins to meet peak electricity demand this summer

By: Jaclyn Brandt |

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) may have to issue Energy Emergency Alerts to address resource shortfalls during periods of peak electricity demand this summer, according to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) 2019 Summer Reliability Assessment.

ERCOT’s anticipated reserve margin for summer is 8.5 percent, according […]

2019-07-09T16:32:03-05:00July 9th, 2019|Texas Market|