Power Breakfast for March 12, 2014


A nearly daily round-up of stories for your consideration:

  • ERCOT released an assessment of the Jan. 6 cold snap that created higher-than-expected demand for electricity and sent wholesale prices to the regulatory cap for the first time, the Houston Chronicle reports.
  • The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved new rules to improve safety at nuclear reactors, including requirements for plants to have a plan to indefinitely survive blackouts. In a Bloomberg  article, critics are debating the adequacy and costs of the measures.
  • A Peak Oil article questions whether natural gas-fired electricity should be considered an “intermittent resource” along with renewable energy resources like wind and solar.

    “The assumption seems to be that non-renewable energy resources – namely, fossil fuels – are not intermittent. If the past three months have taught us anything, it is that not all fossil fuels are created equal in terms of availability.”

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