Regulatory

Texas PUC Denies RPS Petition From the Environmental, Renewable Groups

Texas PUC Denies RPS Petition From the Environmental, Renewable Groups

The Texas PUC denied a petition Friday from the Sierra Club and other environmental and renewable groups to grow the non-wind renewable portfolio standard. The groups wanted the PUC to initiate and conduct a rulemaking proceeding relating to the…

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Electricity

How Demand Response Can Help Texas To Keep The Lights On

How Demand Response Can Help Texas To Keep The Lights On

Piggybacking on our earlier blog post by Shay Ohrel regarding ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) concerns about the ability to meet future electricity demand comes an article in the Texas Tribune on the same topic. The article…

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Solar

Solar Energy Could Lower Summer Electricity Costs and Improve Grid Reliability Throughout Texas

Solar Energy Could Lower Summer Electricity Costs and Improve Grid Reliability Throughout Texas

A recent report by The Brattle Group identifies solar energy as a solution to lower electricity costs and improve grid reliability across Texas during the state’s challenging summer season. Upon reviewing electricity market…

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Regulatory

Public Utility Commission of Texas Votes to Raise Wholesale Electricity Price Cap

Public Utility Commission of Texas Votes to Raise Wholesale Electricity Price Cap

The Public Utility Commission (PUC) of Texas voted Thursday to raise the wholesale electricity cap from the current $3,000 per megawatt-hour (mWh) to…

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Regulatory

ERCOT Reports Rising Electricity Demand to Tighten Texas Power Reserve

ERCOT Reports Rising Electricity Demand to Tighten Texas Power Reserve

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) issued a report last week stating that the growing demand for electricity during the peak times of the year is outstripping new supplies. Texas tries to maintain a 13.75% reserve of…

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Electricity

Green Mountain is FOR GOOD

Green Mountain is FOR GOOD

This week, Green Mountain launched its new ad campaign titled “For Good”. In a marketplace full of competitive electricity offers, we are unlike any other – when residential and business customers choose to support renewable energy with…

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