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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.
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Renewable Developers Oppose Proposed ERCOT IBR Rule
Several renewable energy developers are opposing ERCOT stakeholders’ approval of a controversial rule change that would impose voltage ride-through requirements on IBRs.  
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ERCOT TAC Endorses Rule for Inverter-based Resources
ERCOT stakeholders and staff came to an agreement on a rule change that imposes voltage ride-through requirements on IBRs.
Vistra
Vistra Joins Rush for Dispatchable Generation Loans
Vistra says it plans to add nearly 2 GW of gas-fired capacity to the ERCOT grid over the next year and seek loans through the Texas Energy Fund.
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SPP Monitor Collins Joins ERCOT as VP of Market Ops
ERCOT hired Keith Collins, who directs SPP’s Market Monitoring Unit, as its new vice president of market operations to replace Kenan Ögelman.
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ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: May 22, 2024
ERCOT stakeholders plumbed the depths of Robert’s Rules of Order and amended motions before endorsing a rule change that allows the grid operator to manually release contingency reserve service from economically dispatched resources after repeated violations of the system power balance constraint. 
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ERCOT Projects 97-GW Peak Demand by 2034
ERCOT’s latest capacity, demand and reserves report projects summer peak demand will increase to more than 97 GW by 2034.
Admin Monitor
Texas Public Utility Commission Briefs: May 23, 2024
CenterPoint Energy says it has reduced the number of outages following May 16's devastating derecho from 922,000 to nearly 15,000.
Texas RE
Texas RE: Resources’ Weatherization a Success
The Texas Reliability Entity says its latest regional assessment indicates weatherization activities since the disastrous February 2021 winter storm have paid off.
Admin Monitor
ERCOT Proposes ‘Multi-metric’ Approach for Reliability Standard
Three years after a deadly winter storm nearly imploded the ERCOT grid, stakeholders in the Texas market are working on a reliability standard that may be stricter than industry norms.
Grid Status
3 GW of Storage Help ERCOT Through Scarcity
Energy storage resources bailed out the ERCOT grid May 8, providing a record amount of energy to help the Texas grid operator through the first tight conditions of the maintenance season.

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