REPORT | NEVER AGAIN: HOW TO PREVENT ANOTHER MAJOR TEXAS ELECTRICITY FAILURE

Authors: Pat Wood III (PUCT Chairman 1995-2001, FERC Chairman 2001-2005) Robert W. Gee (PUCT Chairman/Commissioner, 1991-1997) Judy Walsh (PUCT Commissioner 1995-2001) Brett Perlman (PUCT Commissioner 1999-2003) Becky Klein (PUCT Commissioner/Chairman 2001-2004) Alison Silverstein (PUCT advisor 1995-2001, FERC advisor 2001-2004) The historic weather system that hit the South Central United States in February 2021 led toContinue reading “REPORT | NEVER AGAIN: HOW TO PREVENT ANOTHER MAJOR TEXAS ELECTRICITY FAILURE”

Missouri Releases Summary and Action Report for Energy Planning Process

A Report from Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources: The State of Missouri has released a Summary and Action Report for the Missouri State Energy Planning (MoSEP) process. The report summarizes activity that occurred in association with the October 29, 2020, kickoff meeting of the MoSEP process, as well as their plans for additional engagement. Based on stakeholderContinue reading “Missouri Releases Summary and Action Report for Energy Planning Process”

Power Generators, Consumers, Investors, Utilities, and Manufacturers Call on Texas Legislature to Reject ERCOT Ancillary Services Market Changes

In response to unprecedented attacks on renewable energy, a coalition of power consumers, project developers, utilities, investors, and manufacturers called on the Texas Legislature to reject changes to Texas energy markets that will unfairly harm renewable power generation in the state. Originally proposed by the Senate in Senate Bill 3 and Senate Bill 1278. TheContinue reading “Power Generators, Consumers, Investors, Utilities, and Manufacturers Call on Texas Legislature to Reject ERCOT Ancillary Services Market Changes”

Advanced Power Alliance and Renewable Energy Buyer Alliance Urge Texas Lawmakers: Avoid Discriminatory Changes in ERCOT Market

In a letter to Texas state leaders, the Advanced Power Alliance (APA) and the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) have urged them to reject discriminatory changes to the state’s electricity markets. Changes proposed within Senate Bill 3 will alter the market structure for ancillary services within the Electric Reliability Council Texas, the state’s power gridContinue reading “Advanced Power Alliance and Renewable Energy Buyer Alliance Urge Texas Lawmakers: Avoid Discriminatory Changes in ERCOT Market”

After Historic Outages, Poll Shows Texans Favor Solar, Wind and Other Clean Energy

Most Texas voters want the state to produce more renewable energy, reduce their state’s reliance on fossil fuels, and move toward cleaner power, according to a new poll taken in the wake of the February storm and power outages. The survey by Nexus Polling shows that roughly six in 10 Texas voters say the stateContinue reading “After Historic Outages, Poll Shows Texans Favor Solar, Wind and Other Clean Energy”

Expand Renewable and Natural Gas Infrastructure to Advance Clean Energy Leadership

This opinion piece ran in The Hill on April 22, 2021. By Amy Andryszak, president and CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America based in Washington D.C., and Jeff Clark, president of the Advanced Power Alliance based in Austin, Texas. In recent years, the United States has taken a leadership role in clean energy, thanks to theContinue reading “Expand Renewable and Natural Gas Infrastructure to Advance Clean Energy Leadership”

A Call to Action to Texas Renewable Energy Consumers and Investors

The Advanced Power Alliance is working to rally energy investors, project owners, energy customers, and local communities to oppose the harmful provisions found in Texas SB 1278, HB 4466, and in the amendments to SB 3. We are thankful that energy investors have made their voice heard through the Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance. TheirContinue reading “A Call to Action to Texas Renewable Energy Consumers and Investors”

New Interactive Website Shows Clean Energy’s Contributions to Rural Texas

Solar and wind projects help diversify local economies, creating new revenue for rural governments, school districts and landowners; but anti-economic development bills threaten that growth. Wind power, solar power, and energy storage projects are providing new economic opportunities for rural Texas counties, bringing needed diversification, economic development, job creation, and multi-generational revenue through a growingContinue reading “New Interactive Website Shows Clean Energy’s Contributions to Rural Texas”

Know Your Energy: Capacity vs. Capacity Factor vs. Forecasted Capacity

The terms are incorrectly used interchangeably to confuse policy discussions. APA believes that using the correct terminology around total capability, average performance, and expected delivery will help inform policy discussions and prevent policy changes that cost consumers. Some parties involved in energy policy discussions are deliberately confusing participants by talking about “generation capacity” instead ofContinue reading “Know Your Energy: Capacity vs. Capacity Factor vs. Forecasted Capacity”

APA Opposes Unwise Changes in ERCOT’s Ancillary Service Market

Texas SB 1278 and HB 4466 are Discriminatory in Nature and Do Not Reflect the Reality of the ERCOT Ancillary Services Market SB 1278 and HB 4466 seek to assign ERCOT Ancillary Services costs to wind and solar generation “to address reliability issues arising from the operation of intermittent wind and solar resources.” These bills are unnecessary, discriminatoryContinue reading “APA Opposes Unwise Changes in ERCOT’s Ancillary Service Market”