Negative Prices Still Rare, Mostly Caused by Other Energy Sources

Concerned about negative pricing in electricity markets?  This insightful commentary from AWEA’s Into The Wind Blog provides insight into negative pricing, its cause, and its impacts on ratepayers in ERCOT and other markets. Original content located here:  https://www.aweablog.org/negative-prices-still-rare-mostly-caused-by-other-energy-sources/  Celeste Wanner and Walter Reid contributed to this analysis. Some recent press articles have again fallen intoContinue reading “Negative Prices Still Rare, Mostly Caused by Other Energy Sources”

Energy Use in ERCOT Region Grows 2.2 Percent in 2015, Wind Now Delivers 11.7% of Generation

Record summer demand drives energy use to nearly 7.5 million MWh more than 2014 From ERCOT – (Austin, Texas)  A record-breaking summer, which brought a new all-time peak demand record approaching 70,000 megawatts (MW), contributed to an increase in electricity use in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region in 2015. The 2015 DemandContinue reading “Energy Use in ERCOT Region Grows 2.2 Percent in 2015, Wind Now Delivers 11.7% of Generation”

Vying for the Title: States Across the U.S. Set Wind Output Records

October was a record breaking month for wind energy output. by Michael Goggin.  Originally published at AweaBlog.org Grid operators in Texas (ERCOT) and the Midwest (MISO) spent the past week neck and neck in a race for record wind output, leading to a near photo finish. Texas jumped into first place on October 22, eclipsingContinue reading “Vying for the Title: States Across the U.S. Set Wind Output Records”

ERCOT Mobile App Update Offers Real-Time Conditions, Wholesale Prices, and More

From ERCOT – The next generation of the free ERCOT Energy Saver mobile app is now available for Apple and Android devices. The upgrade features a new user interface that includes hourly and real-time system conditions, wholesale prices, and access to other information about ERCOT, the grid and the competitive electric market. “We continue toContinue reading “ERCOT Mobile App Update Offers Real-Time Conditions, Wholesale Prices, and More”

SPP Board Approves Over $1.7 Billion of Transmission Expansion Projects

Little Rock, Arkansas – In keeping with its 2010 Strategic Plan to build a robust transmission system and develop efficient energy markets, the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) Board of Directors approved a near-term transmission expansion plan that will result in the construction of $251 million in new transmission projects needed to maintain reliable supplies of electricityContinue reading “SPP Board Approves Over $1.7 Billion of Transmission Expansion Projects”