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  • U.S. CO2 emissions from natural gas will top coal in 2016

    8/22/2016
    Breaking Energy

    A steady drumbeat of new natural-gas plants have replaced coal as the dominant source of electricity generation in the U.S. But the increasingly heavy reliance on natural gas has exacted a toll. The energy-associated carbon dioxide emissions from natural gas are expected to top the CO2 emissions from coal for the first time more than 40 years, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
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  • ERCOT breaks peak record again, tops 71,000 MW for first time

    8/11/2016
    Electric Reliability Council of Texas

    For the third time this week, electrical use in the ERCOT market has broken yet another record by exceeding 71,000 MW in systemwide hourly peak demand. ERCOT’s demand reached 71,043 MW between 3 and 4 p.m. Thursday and then topped out at 71,197 MW between 4 and 5 p.m. This exceeds Wednesday’s peak record by 625 MW.
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  • ERCOT surpasses 70,500 MW, breaks hourly peak demand records set earlier this week

    8/10/2016
    Electric Reliability Council of Texas

    For two consecutive hours Wednesday, ERCOT systemwide demand surpassed the previous record set Monday, Aug. 8. Peak demand reached 70,531 megawatts (MW) between 3 and 4 p.m. and then blew past that new record with 70,572 MW of demand between 4 and 5 p.m. This tops Monday’s record by 403 MW.
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  • ERCOT system exceeds 70,000 MW in hourly peak demand for 1st time

    8/8/2016
    Electric Reliability Council of Texas

    ERCOT set a new systemwide peak demand of 70,169 megawatts (MW) Monday. Peak demand actually surpassed 70,000 MW for the first time between 3 and 4 p.m. and topped out at 70,169 between 4 and 5 p.m. Monday. One MW is enough generation to serve about 200 homes during peak demand.
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