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Does Texas Have a Generation Capacity Problem?

“Are Capacity Markets Necessary to Ensure Adequate Generating Reserves?” That was the title of the panel I moderated at the third annual Austin Electricity Conference (sponsored by The University of Texas McCombs School of Business, School of Law, and Cockrell … Continue reading

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In Praise of Slow Charging

It was an honor to deliver a keynote speech at the recent University of Texas Center for Transportation Research Symposium. The theme: “Energy is the Key.” In my talk, “Harnessing Electric Vehicle Demand Flexibility” (joint work with graduate student Mahdi … Continue reading

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Electric Vehicles: Lessening Effects on Peak Load

This week I attended the 50th Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing. Although the conference has not historically focused on electric power, the leadership of Professor Alejandro Dominguez-Garcia of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has resulted in a … Continue reading

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Expanding Texas Wind Expensive for Reducing Emissions

Texas already has the highest penetration of wind in the nation, and now the state has embarked on a significant expansion of its electric transmission network in west Texas to support new wind farms. How cost-effective is this expansion for … Continue reading

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