POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for March 13, 2015

Texas demand response bill filed; House Republicans propose changes to EPA coal ash rule


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • A bill filed with the Texas Senate is designed to encourage demand response in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and eliminate barriers to participation for all customer classes. As Retail Energy X reports, “Notably, the bill contemplates that entities other than retail electric providers may act as demand response providers, opening up a host of cost and benefit allocation issues.”
  • House Republicans have proposed legislation that puts states in charge of enforcing the Environmental Protection Agency’s coal ash disposal standards and removes a requirement that power generators publicly disclose information about coal ash ponds. From The Hill’s article:

    “At a hearing in January, House Republicans said the rule did not provide enough certainty that the EPA wouldn’t later make standards more strict. It also opened utilities up to litigation over their coal ash ponds.”

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