Power Breakfast for Aug. 7, 2014

New gas power plant; Texas No. 9 in solar installations; study correlates regulated markets, reliability


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

  • The Environmental Protection Agency has authorized construction of a gas-fired power plant in Grimes County in south central Texas, which will supplement the Electric Reliability Council of Texas power grid only as needed during peak demand, Bryan-College Station Eagle, the Bryan-College Station Eagle reports.
  • Texas ranked ninth in the country for solar power installations in 2013, KTRH NewsRadio reports, and solar accounted for about 75 percent of all new electric generation capacity in the U.S.
  • A new study by Electric Markets Research Foundation says traditionally regulated electricity markets measure higher grid reliability than restructured markets like in California and Texas. From the Intelligent Utility article:

    “Traditionally regulated electricity markets continue to meet resource adequacy requirements under the supervision of state regulators,” the EMRF study concluded. “The restructured markets, by contrast, are still trying to prove the workability of their model for assuring resource adequacy.”

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