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ERCOT Warns of Tight Summer Conditions in Texas. Microgrid Opportunity?

While California is today’s hub of microgrid opportunity, the Texas market bears watching as its grid operator, ERCOT, warns that this summer could bring record electricity use. ERCOT released its spring Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy, more commonly known as the SARA report, last week and with it projections that the coming summer … [Read more...]

Capturing the Full Value of Renewable Energy for Business in ERCOT

Today’s smart businesses are seeking ways to green their electric supply and leverage the increasingly favorable prices of renewable energy. In fact, commercial and industrial customers contracted for more renewable megawatts in 2018 than ever before. Technology and data companies lead the way. But in the next few years, the industrial sector … [Read more...]

Texas Microgrid Closes on Innovative Financing for 232 MW Project in ERCOT

Texas Microgrid has closed on financing that could serve as a model for other microgrid projects in Texas’ wholesale power market. The financing supports the construction of a portfolio of natural gas-fired microgrids in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) territory that, when fully built out, will have 232 MW of … [Read more...]

ERCOT Market Summit 2015

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Market Summit 2015 will examine the changing market rules and drivers and bring policy-makers together with utility, IPP, DR and energy storage executives to explore the potential opportunities to solve resource adequacy shortfalls. They will examine not only the impacts of rule changes on project … [Read more...]

Infocast’s ERCOT Market Summit Returns to Austin this February

Infocast will hold its 3rd Annual ERCOT Market Summit on February 25-27 in Austin, Texas. Responsible for managing the flow of electric power to 24 million customers, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is in a state of flux. Texas needs massive new generation and transmission upgrades. The grid operator also faces some of the … [Read more...]

Load Flexibility: The New Grid Zeitgeist

Use of flexible distributed energy resources (DERs) and flexible load is growing in sophistication with the rise of microgrids, virtual power plants and energy storage. What new breakthroughs have we seen and what’s ahead? In this video, you'll learn about a study recently completed by Brattle Group around the national potential for load … [Read more...]

Texas Again Creates a Reminder of the Value of Microgrids

Four months after Texas endured five days of blackouts, the state is again at the brink of not having enough power to meet its needs, bringing another reminder of the value microgrids can bring to customers and to the wider grid. Instead of the effects of unusually cold weather that blanketed Texas and parts of the mid-continent in February, … [Read more...]

Supply vs. Demand: The One-Million Megawatt Hour Opportunity

Nash Whitney, director of sales at Generac Power Solutions, explores how distributed generation and microgrids can provide grid flexibility, as evidenced during Winter Storm Uri in ERCOT. Efficient markets maximize the utilization of resources and, by consequence, provide the lowest cost or price. For instance, ERCOT provides some of the … [Read more...]

After the Texas Storm: Time to Shift the Narrative on Energy Infrastructure

Kelly Land, business development manager, commercial assets at PowerSecure, shares insights gleaned from the winter storm that took Texas by surprise, crippling the state's energy infrastructure. An unanticipated Winter Storm Uri arrived in Texas in early 2021, crippling infrastructure across the state. The combination of record winter peak … [Read more...]

How Behind the Meter Assets Can Help — or Hinder — Utility Energy Management in Texas

More and more, utilities are deploying behind the meter (BTM) assets — particularly energy storage and electric vehicles (EV) — to reduce their loads, balance their systems and provide resilience. In the wake of a February  outage, Portland General Electric said it has been testing projects that deploy customer sited storage to help boost … [Read more...]