Monitor says ERCOT decision resulted in $16 billion in additional costs to market

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.

Sevier County Electric System’s Robbins details leadership lessons, highlights key projects

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.

TVA, IOUs unveil plan to add EV fast chargers to allow for seamless travel across major regions

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.

CPS Energy fights to protect customers, keep bills affordable in wake of extreme weather

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.

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