ERCOT http://tpr.org en It's Not The Biggest, But Coal Is A Large Piece Of Texas Energy Production http://tpr.org/post/its-not-biggest-coal-large-piece-texas-energy-production <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The largest type of energy source in the state comes from natural gas, but business leaders, state officials and electric companies are still concerned about the proposed rules from the Environmental Protection Agency.</span></p><p>According to the <a href="http://www.ercot.com/" target="_blank">Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)</a>, natural gas has the highest percentage of electric power capacity in Texas in 2014.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:45:21 +0000 Ryan Poppe 32848 at http://tpr.org It's Not The Biggest, But Coal Is A Large Piece Of Texas Energy Production ERCOT Report Shows Rolling Blackouts Not A Threat Anytime Soon http://tpr.org/post/ercot-report-shows-rolling-blackouts-not-threat-anytime-soon <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A report released by the Energy Reliability Council of Texas shows the state is not in any danger of rolling blackouts anytime in the near future. &nbsp;</span></p><p>ERCOT released three assessment reports looking at whether the state has enough energy reserves to meet the peak demand during the summer and fall of 2014 and then a long-term review of peak customer demand.</p><p>Warren Lasher, ERCOT’s director of system planning, said a set of new projects will help Texas meet its energy demand.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 18:18:00 +0000 Ryan Poppe 31060 at http://tpr.org ERCOT Report Shows Rolling Blackouts Not A Threat Anytime Soon ERCOT Says Plenty Of Electricity Available Through Winter http://tpr.org/post/ercot-says-plenty-electricity-available-through-winter <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas is expected to have sufficient levels of stored power to serve peak demands this fall and winter.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> The Electric Reliability Council of Texas released its Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy on Tuesday.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ERCOT found that its available generation, even under extreme load conditions, will be more than sufficient for the upcoming fall season starting in October, and sufficient for the winter season.</span></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:04:34 +0000 Eileen Pace 17828 at http://tpr.org ERCOT Says Plenty Of Electricity Available Through Winter Storm-Insurance Disaster Looms As Hurricane Season Approaches http://tpr.org/post/storm-insurance-disaster-looms-hurricane-season-approaches <p>The 83rd Legislature is finished on Monday and so far there is no permanent fix for a state-funded storm insurance company as hurricane season approaches. Want to know the secret behind which bills pass and which ones fail? Follow the money. Also on this show: This summer's projected strain on the state's electric grid, and a border reunion between two villages.</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 20:34:15 +0000 David Martin Davies 11976 at http://tpr.org Storm-Insurance Disaster Looms As Hurricane Season Approaches