A nearly daily update of energy-related news:
- The EIA has released a U.S. Electric System Operating Data tool that provides real-time demand data in addition to analysis and visualizations of hourly, daily and weekly electricity supply and demand for all 66 electric system balancing authorizes of the electric grid. Some of the data points that the tool will visualize and analyze include: hourly U.S. and regional electricity demand; potential stress on electric systems when actual demand exceeds forecasted demand; and the hourly flows of electricity with Canada and Mexico.
- The PUC will conduct a cost-benefit analysis prior to voting on Lubbock Power & Light joining ERCOT. Some of the points to be investigated include: the impact on transmission systems, the challenges of the loam moving and leaving, the impact on customer costs, future projects needed and avoided and impact on market participants. LPL will also conduct their own analysis to explore the impacts of joining ERCOT.