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  • ERCOT: Narrow reserves boost real-time prices above $700/MWh

    9/21/2016
    Utility Dive

    The grid operator for most of Texas saw its reserve margins fall and power prices spike last week, reaching $718/MWh around 4 p.m. CDT Friday, Platts reports. ​The price spike came just 10 days after ERCOT issued its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy report, concluding that the grid would have adequate reserves for the fall, thanks in part to recent capacity additions.
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  • Amazon invests in massive Texas wind farm

    9/15/2016
    FuelFix

    Seattle-based Amazon is teaming up with Chicago’s Lincoln Clean Energy to build the 253-megawatt Amazon Wind Farm Texas west of Abilene. The wind farm, slated to open by the end of 2017, will feature more than 100 wind turbines designed to help power Amazon’s Texas’ facilities. The electricity also will feed into the overall state grid.
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  • New NRECA head pushes Congress to consider co-ops in energy bill conference

    9/15/2016
    Utility Dive

    Newly-named NRECA CEO Jim Matheson traveled to Washington, D.C. to promote the interests of the nation's electric cooperatives — including those affected by energy legislation currently caught up in a conference committee. He stressed the consumer-focused orientation of rural electric cooperatives, particularly in relation with new technologies, such as distributed generation.
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  • ERCOT expects adequate generation for upcoming fall, winter

    9/1/2016
    ERCOT

    The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy for October and November, and the preliminary outlook for December through February. The report looks at the potential variables that may affect the availability of installed resources to meet the peak electric demand on the ERCOT system during each season.
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