Luminant today released the following statement:
We look forward to reviewing the rule given its significant impact. Ultimately, this rule must fit within the legal framework of the Clean Air Act, which includes setting achievable emission requirements using proven, real world technologies.
The EPA must now give Texas broad flexibility and sufficient time to form an implementation plan tailored to its unique regional needs. As the state that consumes and generates more electricity than any other, Texas must have the flexibility necessary to keep pace with the growing demand for power to serve our ever-growing population and economy.
In addition to offering our comments to the EPA, we’ll discuss with industry groups the appropriate path forward and also work with the state to develop a workable compliance plan for Texas that doesn’t harm reliability or the economy.
A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration: A bill filed with the Texas legislature would give the Public Utility Commission authority to review interconnections that import or export power from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas grid, Retail Energy X reports. While, nationally, energy companies aren’t doing a great job of collaborating to [...]
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A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Monday forecasted record power demand this summer peaking at 69,000 megawatts of electricity. The Dallas Morning News says that’s unlikely, given that ERCOT’s predictions have run about 2 percent above actual peak demand since the record heat of 2011 [...]