Power Breakfast for March 7, 2014


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

  • Bloomberg writes about the continued debate over power resource adequacy, citing discussion among generators calling for a change to encourage construction of new power plants to keep up with population and demand growth and retail electric providers fearing higher electricity bills for their customers. From the Bloomberg story:

“The most important question before the Texas Public Utility Commission is how to address the resource adequacy, or power-generating capacity, concerns, Brad Jones, Ercot’s vice president of commercial operations, said at the IHS CERAWeek energy conference in Houston.”

  • The Fort Worth Star-Telegram questions if the overhaul of the state’s electricity market has “not just waned but stopped,” given ERCOT’s recent forecast that a potential electricity shortage is at least a few years away.
  • D Magazine on how restructuring resulted in remarkable turnarounds for GM, Six Flags and American Airlines: “EFH has a solid business, producing and selling power in North Texas, that should thrive when freed from the weight of a crushing debt.”
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