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”

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”

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”

No “Free Rides” in ERCOT: Thermal and Renewable Generators on Equitable Footing in ERCOT Market

Despite rhetoric from commercial competitors, thermal and renewable generators are on equal and fair footing in the ERCOT market. EXECUTIVE SUMMARYFrom the beginning of the February 2021 extreme winter event in Texas that resulted in blackouts and billions of dollars in damages, some interest groups began spreading misinformation about renewable energy, stating that thermal resourcesContinue reading “No “Free Rides” in ERCOT: Thermal and Renewable Generators on Equitable Footing in ERCOT Market”

Wind Was There: Texas Windpower Delivered During ERCOT’s Winter Weather Event

Wind turbines are designed to operate over a wide range of temperatures. When faced with extreme winter weather, wind turbines that are optimized for operations in hot climates, such as Texas, can experience outages, just like other forms electric power generation.  Like every other generation resource during the February 2021 extreme winter weather event (aContinue reading “Wind Was There: Texas Windpower Delivered During ERCOT’s Winter Weather Event”

Statement: Texas Should Lead On Energy, Not Politicize ERCOT’s Winter Freeze

Statement from Jeff Clark, President of the Advanced Power Alliance: The extraordinary storm we’ve endured this week is the winter storm of the century, and the widespread power outages it triggered are a tragedy that has touched us all. Every type of power generator has been affected — and every segment is working diligently toContinue reading “Statement: Texas Should Lead On Energy, Not Politicize ERCOT’s Winter Freeze”

Boiling Springs starts Commercial Operation as RWE US First Onshore Wind Farm in Oklahoma

Completion of 148-megawatt project expands RWE U.S. onshore wind capacity  Offtake secured with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. for 120 megawatts  First RWE project in state and Southwest Power Pool is 26th U.S. wind farm for company  The RWE Renewables portfolio in North America continues to expand as Boiling Springs, a 148-megawatt (MW) project, locatedContinue reading “Boiling Springs starts Commercial Operation as RWE US First Onshore Wind Farm in Oklahoma”

ERCOT Report Shows Increasing Reserves in Coming Years

Accelerated utility-scale solar growth boosts reserve margins. New generation resources, including a significant amount of utility-scale solar, continue to be added to the ERCOT region at a rapid pace, resulting in higher planning reserve margins over the next several years. ERCOT today released its December Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) Report, which includes planning reserve marginsContinue reading “ERCOT Report Shows Increasing Reserves in Coming Years”

Ørsted Takes Final Investment Decision on Old 300 Solar Center, a 430MWAC Solar PV Project Located Near Houston

Ørsted has taken final investment decision on the Old 300 Solar Center, which is located in Fort Bend County, 40 miles from Houston, Texas, and is expected to come online in Q2 2022.  Over the past year, Ørsted has significantly increased its solar portfolio and with the addition of Old 300, now has 1.1 GWContinue reading “Ørsted Takes Final Investment Decision on Old 300 Solar Center, a 430MWAC Solar PV Project Located Near Houston”