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”

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”

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”

APA and Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation (CTEI) Host Forum of Experts on Texas Blackouts

In response to the unprecedented 254 county weather emergency in Texas and the subsequent loss of power to millions of Texans, The Advanced Power Alliance and Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation today hosted a forum of energy experts to assess two very important questions: What went wrong in Texas and what should we do aboutContinue reading “APA and Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation (CTEI) Host Forum of Experts on Texas Blackouts”

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”

APA Releases Transmission Study: Least-Cost Optimal Expansion of the ERCOT Grid

The Advanced Power Alliance today released a new study titled, “Least-Cost Optimal Expansion of the ERCOT Grid“, researched and published by the research team at IdeaSmiths, LLC. This analysis built and utilized a generation capacity expansion model of the ERCOT power grid to assess how the transmission system would need to evolve to deliver theContinue reading “APA Releases Transmission Study: Least-Cost Optimal Expansion of the ERCOT Grid”

Halliburton Delivers First Successful Grid-Powered Fracturing Operation

Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) today announced it has successfully deployed the industry’s first electric grid-powered fracturing operation. The job, being performed on several pads for Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC) in the Permian basin, started in November. To date, Halliburton has completed almost 340 stages across multiple wells using utility-powered electric frac pumps that demonstratedContinue reading “Halliburton Delivers First Successful Grid-Powered Fracturing Operation”

Canadian Solar Subsidiary Recurrent Energy Completes Sale of 144 MWac Pflugerville Solar Project in Travis County, Texas to Duke Energy Renewables

Project Will Provide Low Cost Solar Power to Austin Energy Customers. Canadian Solar Inc. (“Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Recurrent Energy, completed the sale of the 144 MWac Pflugerville Solar project to Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK). The project is under construction in Travis County, Texas and is expected toContinue reading “Canadian Solar Subsidiary Recurrent Energy Completes Sale of 144 MWac Pflugerville Solar Project in Travis County, Texas to Duke Energy Renewables”