POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Oct. 28, 2015

Distributed generation: Texas vs. California; windy times in ERCOT; environmental groups support EPA's CPP


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily round-up of energy-related news:

  • FuelFix reports on the recent issuance of a Pew Charitable Trusts’ report that Texas is poised to rival California in the development and use of distributed generation, which includes wind and solar power as well as related power sources like combined heat and power and waste heat to power. The report highlights that, “Distributed generation is not a passing fad, and new technologies pose significant challenges to long-standing business models.”
  • For the second time in the last month, ERCOT has set a record for wind generation. The generation peak reached 12,238 MW, making up more than a third of the grid operator’s load. All total, wind generation at the peak met 36.83% of ERCOT’s demand.
  • In the wake of several high-profile lawsuits challenging the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, environmental groups yesterday made a move yesterday to defend the Plan. Specifically, nine environmental and health groups are asking a federal court to let them help the Obama administration defend its climate change regulation for power plants.
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