POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Aug. 11, 2015

ERCOT demand crosses 69,000 MW mark; PUC staff seek guidance on defining distributed generation; EPA revising mercury emissions rule


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • Triple-digit temperatures pushed demand on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas grid past the 69,000 megawatt mark Monday afternoon, setting a new record. “Despite the record demand, the system performed well, ERCOT Chief Operating Officer Brad Jones said. The grid’s operating reserves remained above 3,000 megawatts during the record peak,” The San Antonio Express-News writes.
  • According to Energy Choice Matters, staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have sought guidance on whether the current cap used to define distributed generation should be increased or eliminated from governing rules.
  •  “The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to fix by this spring the problem that caused the Supreme Court to rule against its major air pollution regulation in July,” The Hill writes. The agency is said to be conducting a cost-benefit analysis as part of a revision of its mercury emissions rule.
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