POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Dec. 2, 2014

Texas expert weighs in on EPA Clean Power Plan; how EPA will review millions of comments on the rule; ERCOT says state's reserve margin sufficient


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • “Loss of the competitive electric market and the fuel diversity of the current Texas generating mix would be unavoidable” under the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan, according to Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Kathleen Hartnett White in a Houston Business Journal op-ed.
  • The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette examines the EPA’s dilemma of how to sort, read and consider the more than 1.6 million comments submitted on the agency’s Clean Power Plan. An EPA spokeswoman “could not say how many readers the agency employs to review the comments, only that each will get its due.”
  • “The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said Monday that while peak power demand will grow by 4 percent over the next three years to 69,000 megawatts, there is enough new capacity under development to maintain a safe reserve margin,” The Dallas Morning News writes.
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