Energy News for the Texas Market

ERCOT Reserve Margin Shrinks to 7.4%

The predicted amount of electricity the Texas grid will have to spare is less than what was available in the summer of 2018. According to forecasts by the Energy Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the reserve margin of electricity will be 7.4%. That’s down from the 8.1% reserve initially announced in December and down sharply from last summer’s 11% reserve margin. These margins help avoid a Texas energy emergency.

2019-03-26T09:39:08-05:00February 13th, 2019|Texas Market|

So, exactly how much electricity can Texas produce? No one knows and regulators are trying to find out

By: L.M. Sixel |

Texas is heading into summer with the tightest reserve margin on record, a less than comfortable cushion if Texas faces another string of triple-digit temperatures and power generators have problems keeping up with demand.

But it turns out that Texas has more power generation at its disposal that […]

2018-12-20T16:53:11-05:00December 20th, 2018|Texas Market|