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Texas Blackout: Let’s Not “Fire, Ready, Aim”
As has been exhaustively reported, the severe weather event in Texas and surrounding states in mid-February resulted in blackouts across the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region, including blackouts for all but 90 minutes of a 59-hour stretch at … Continue reading
Posted in commentary, news Tagged capacity adequacy, electricity markets, ercot, grid, texas 1 Comment
Is demand-side the way to go?
Because wind and solar production depends on weather conditions, it is subject to the variability and intermittency of weather. The challenge of renewable integration is to cope with the resulting variability of the “net load,” or total load minus intermittent renewable production. (Click … Continue reading
Posted in research Tagged decarbonization, electricity markets, ercot, renewables, solar, storage, texas, wind 2 Comments
Resource adequacy: how much is enough?
The reforms of the ERCOT market that are being discussed currently should be thoroughly analyzed to determine if they result in appropriate levels of resource adequacy considering the emerging energy dimension of resource adequacy. Continue reading →