POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for June 9, 2015

South Texas conserves to avoid rotating power outages; NRC to downsize, streamline processes


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • Consumers in South Texas conserved enough electricity last week to help the Electric Reliability Council of Texas maintain reliability of the grid without rotating outages. Utility Dive reports more than 3,000 megawatts of additional capacity is being considered for the Lower Rio Grande Valley but that ERCOT expects only a small portion to be built.
  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved plans to reduce its staff level by about 150 employees and improve the efficiency and timeframes for permit approvals. The Hill reports the agency has been under pressure from lawmakers who question why the agency continues to grow despite the lack of any new nuclear reactors this century.
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