Category: ERCOT

Electric Deals Pay Customers for Conservation

Retail electric providers in Texas have begun offering deals that pay consumers for conserving energy.  More »

Pattern Development acquires Texas wind farm development

Pattern Energy Group LP announced Tuesday it had acquired a planned 200 megawatt wind project southwest of Dallas that will sell more than half the power it produces to Wal-Mart.  More »

Black Outs and Talking Apes: Electricity and Sci-Fi Movies

Restoring an electricity system after at total blackout — as is depicted in the newest Planet of the Apes movie — is much more difficult than portrayed by Hollywood.  More »

New “peaking” power units coming to Texas

East Texas-based Navasota Energy plans to build natural-gas fired “peaking” units in Guadalupe and Wilson counties capable of quickly sending power to the Texas grid at times of heavy demand.  More »

GE in Texas wind farm deal

General Electric’s Energy Financial Services unit and E.ON Climate and Renewables North America are forming an investment partnership to own and operate a Texas wind farm.  More »

Texas power companies oppose electric reliability project

More robust competition in the wholesale power market around Houston could mean lower profit margins for big generators operating there, but potential savings for area electric consumers.  More »