An Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) decision last month resulted in $16 billion in additional costs to ERCOT’s market, of which roughly $1.5 billion was uplifted to load-serving entities (LSEs) to provide make-whole payments to generators for energy that was not needed or produced, the independent market monitor (IMM) for ERCOT’s wholesale electricity markets said.
Siemens Energy has teamed up with Intermountain Power Agency to perform a conceptual design study on integrating a hydrogen energy storage system into an advanced class combined cycle power plant, Siemens Energy said on March 1.
In a Q&A with Public Power Current, Allen Robbins, General Manager and CEO at Sevier County Electric System in Tennessee, discusses leadership lessons, highlights projects underway (including a large scale solar project) and details what he sees as the biggest challenges facing the utility and the broader public power community in the next five to 10 years.
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) recently announced the availability of an asset health monitoring service that will enable centralized management of power plants, substations and power lines for use by its power supply customers, including municipal utilities, cooperatives and manufacturers.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and five investor-owned utilities (IOUs) on March 2 announced a plan to ensure that electric vehicle drivers have access to a seamless network of charging stations connecting major highway systems from the Atlantic Coast, through the Midwest and South, and into the Gulf and Central Plains regions.
San Antonio, Texas-based public power utility CPS Energy on March 1 formally launched a request for proposals (RFP) for conservation and energy efficiency programs to develop the next phase of its Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP).
DeAnn Walker on March 1 resigned as chairwoman of the Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUCT), days after she faced questions from state lawmakers at a hearing that examined rotating outages implemented by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) in the wake of an arctic blast.
In the wake of a recent reliability crisis in Texas, San Antonio, Texas-based public power utility CPS Energy on March 2 said that it will proactively protect customers to keep their bills affordable while continuing to pursue prudent business practices that keep the utility and San Antonio financially stable and strong.
In honor of Women’s History Month, commemorated each March, the American Public Power Association’s Public Power Current newsletter is highlighting women in the high-voltage trades who work for public power utilities across the U.S.
Texas lawmakers over two days last week held a series of hearings tied to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) last month entering emergency conditions and initiating rotating outages in the state in the wake of an arctic blast.