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  • ERCOT: January coal generation significantly higher than last year

    2/13/2017
    Electric Reliability Council of Texas

    Coal led January energy production in Texas, with the fuel generating 9.7 TWh or about 36 percent of the grid's supply. Natural gas supplied about 30 percent, followed by wind (20 percent) and nuclear (14 percent), according to data released by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.
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  • Natural gas-fired generating capacity likely to increase over next two years

    1/30/2017
    U.S. Energy Information Administration

    The electricity industry is planning to increase natural gas-fired generating capacity by 11.2 gigawatts (GW) in 2017 and 25.4 GW in 2018, based on information reported to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. If these plants come online as planned, annual net additions in natural gas capacity would be at their highest levels since 2005.
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  • 10 trends shaping the electric utility industry in 2017

    1/23/2017
    Utility Dive

    The dawn of the Trump era holds uncertainty for the power sector, but the trends pointing toward a cleaner grid are still very much in play.
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  • How regulations, technology brought us closer to Utility 2.0 in 2016

    12/21/2016
    Utility Dive

    Progress toward a cleaner, more distributed grid was patchy this year, but undeniable.
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  • Revised economic outlook drives up ERCOT demand forecast

    12/15/2016
    Electric Reliability Council of Texas

    ERCOT, the electric grid operator for most of Texas, anticipates more rapid growth in electricity demand than previously projected. As a result, reserve margins in the next several years have dropped compared to earlier forecasts, but remain sufficient to support system reliability.
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