A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:
- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Monday forecasted record power demand this summer peaking at 69,000 megawatts of electricity. The Dallas Morning News says that’s unlikely, given that ERCOT’s predictions have run about 2 percent above actual peak demand since the record heat of 2011 and weather forecasters are predicting a mild summer.
- Meanwhile, The Austin American-Statesman says population and economic growth could cause the state to hit a peak demand record despite a mild summer, but that new generating capacity means shortages are unlikely. From that report:
“Since spring 2014, the ERCOT region has added more than 2,100 megawatts of new gas-fired generation, about 1,600 megawatts of wind power and nearly 70 megawatts of large-scale solar power generation. Only peak temperatures and a near-record number of failures among the state’s power plants would cause Texas’s grid to come up short.”
News Release TCEH Corp., Parent Company for Luminant and TXU Energy, Emerges from Chapter 11 as a Competitive, Well-Capitalized Company *** Energy Industry Veteran Curt Morgan Formally Named CEO *** Restructuring Eliminates More Than $33 Billion in Debt *** Benefits from Low Leverage Relative to Peer Group *** Company […]
Razen Thomas is proud to be Powering Texas and proud of the hard work and innovation that she sees from her colleagues every day at Oak Grove Power Plant. As support manager, Razen makes sure everyone has the tools, equipment and processes to do their jobs safely and effectively. Watch this month’s Job One Profile […]
An abundance of wildlife, including numerous bald eagles, call Luminant’s sites and reclaimed land home. When Liberty Mine’s resident bald eagle pair returns this fall, they’ll find a few home renovations – most notably, a new nest location. The eagles’ nest was recently moved away from mining activities to a new location on company property […]