POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Nov. 3, 2014

ERCOT supplies ready for winter; Largest solar plant underperforming; Renewables growing in emerging markets


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • The Electric Reliability Council of Texas expects to have sufficient electric supplies this winter, the Austin American-Statesman reports. From the article:

    “We have more generation resources available than we did this time last year,” said Warren Lasher, director of System Planning for ERCOT. “Although some areas could experience colder-than-normal temperatures this winter, we are not expecting peak demand to be as high as we saw this past winter.”

  • The world’s largest solar power plant is underproducing electricity by as much as 75 percent below original estimates with the owners blaming weather and the sheer size of the plant, Breitbart reports.
  • Renewable energy sources are finding new footing in emerging markets and capacity has more than doubled in the 55 countries covered by the most recent Climatescope study, Forbes reports.
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