The Electric Reliability Council of Texas manages the flow of electric power to about 90 percent of the state’s electric load. The nonprofit independent system operator is governed by a board of directors and is subject to oversight by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Legislature.
ERCOT CEO Cool to Linking to Neighboring RTOs
ERCOT CEO Pablo Vegas threw cold water on the possibility of linking the ISO and the national grid’s other two interconnections.
Interim CEO Fowke Explains AEP Leadership Change
One day after removing Julie Sloat as its CEO and installing former Xcel Energy CEO Bob Fowke on an interim basis, AEP used its quarterly earnings call to add further color to the board's decision.
AEU Grades ISO/RTO Queues as Order 2023 is Implemented
Advanced Energy United has released a scorecard that ranks the seven domestic ISO/RTOs on their generator interconnection processes, finding room for improvement in every one.
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Overheard at Infocast’s 2024 ERCOT Market Summit
Infocast's annual ERCOT Market Summit fell during the third anniversary of the devastating February 2021 winter storm, giving speakers plenty of fodder for discussion.
ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: Feb. 14, 2024
ERCOT stakeholders agreed with the ISO's staff position to continue tabling a rule change that would address reliability concerns with inverter-based resources while both sides work on settlement discussions.
Admin Monitor
Texas PUC Closes 1st Phase of Market Overhaul
Texas regulators have marked the closure of the first phase of their blueprint for reliability reforms to the ERCOT grid, cautioning that it’s only a first step.
ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: Jan. 24, 2024
ERCOT stakeholders are moving closer to taking action on a tabled rule change that would address the reliability concerns with inverter-based resources.
The Supreme Court of Texas
Texas Supremes Hear Arguments Over Uri’s Prices
The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments over whether the Public Utility Commission had the authority to order electric prices be set at $9,000/MWh during the 2021 winter storm.
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GCPA Elects R Street’s Garza as President
GCPA’s membership has elected Beth Garza, a senior adviser for R Street Institute and longtime presence in ERCOT, as its next president.
NextEra Energy Resources
NextEra: Disruption Only Strengthens the Company
NextEra CEO John Ketchum said the company relied on 25 years of experience to navigate “clear headwinds for renewables” over the past two years.

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