Energy News for the Texas Market

Texas to End Moratorium on Disconnections in October

Many Texans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have been protected from having their electricity disconnected due to non-payment. After the governor declared a state of emergency in March, the Texas PUC initiated a plan so customers could self-enroll if they were facing economic hardships. According to this plan, the PUC ordered […]

2020-09-17T12:36:22-05:00September 17th, 2020|Texas Market|

COVID-19 Pandemic Affects Electricity Demand, Prices

Summer temperatures always increase the load on electric grids across the country, but this summer, the COVID-19 pandemic has been another factor generators have had to consider. With many more people working from home, the demand on the system was expected to be higher this summer than in previous years. However, the question was to […]

2020-08-06T12:19:55-05:00August 6th, 2020|Texas Market|

ERCOT reserve margin projected to rise 2 percent for summer 2020

By: Douglas Clark |

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is projecting its summer 2020 planning reserve margin will increase over what was reported entering summer 2019’s peak demand season.

The December Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) Report, which includes planning reserve margins for the next five years, indicates the planning reserve […]

2019-12-13T13:24:20-06:00December 13th, 2019|Texas Market|