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ERCOT reserve margins likely to dip below target: IMM

Several coal- and natural gas-fired power plants are shutting down in Texas within the next year. This is expected to drop ERCOT’s reserve margin below their target threshold, which board members are expecting will strengthen power prices in the coming years. Recently announced planned retirements of 4,500 MW of generation capacity in the Electric Reliability […]

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Morning Energy Blog – June 26, 2017

Equities and the Economy: • Nasdaq back to its winning ways. • Housing market still on fire. The Dow and S&P 500 ended little changed on Friday with the former slipping 3 points to 21,385 and the latter rising 4 points to end at 2,438. The Nasdaq, which had a flash crash earlier this month, […]

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Southern California power supply at risk this summer: FERC

A perfect storm is brewing in New England and California  The Aliso Canyon natural gas leak, unexpected lower generation capacity, and warmer than anticipated weather could threaten reliability and strain electricity grids.  One way to avoid high prices resulting from the increased demand is to sign up for Tradition Energy’s Coincident Peak Alert Notifications. Natural […]

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ERCOT Sets New April Demand Record

Peak demand records are being set already in ERCOT, and its only May!  Load up on the sunblock and get your peak demand management ready, it could be a long, hot summer… ERCOT last month set a new record for April peak demand, registering a high of 53,420 MW during the hour ending 5 p.m. […]

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Morning Energy Blog – April 11, 2017

Equities and the Economy: • Choppy day on Wall Street. • Stocks eke out small gain. U.S. stocks ended a choppy session yesterday finishing virtually flat to Friday’s closes. Both the Dow and S&P 500 closed up a couple of points to 20,658 and 2,357, respectively, and the Nasdaq finished 3 points higher at 5,881. […]

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Morning Energy Blog – August 23, 2016

Equities and the Economy: The dog days of summer are in full swing with another lackluster day for U.S. equities. The Dow fell 23 points to 18,529, the S&P 500 lost a single point to 2,183 and the Nasdaq posted a gain of 6 to 5,245. All three indexes chopped around between positive and negative […]

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Morning Energy Blog – August 9, 2016

Equities and the Economy: U.S. equities retreated marginally from record highs set on Friday (S&P and Nasdaq). The Dow closed off 14 at 18,529, the S&P 500 lost 2 points to 2,181 and the Nasdaq finished down 8 at 5,213. Total chatter. And actually pretty darn good being we’re at record highs and P/E ratios […]

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Solar Will Replace Nearly All Retiring Coal in Texas

Coal and natural gas plants are retiring in Texas. Now may be the time to look into solar and storage options to provide energy stability for the future. ERCOT may need to plan for a skinny duck curve. In the next 15 years, Texas expects to add somewhere between 14 and 27 gigawatts of solar […]

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Morning Energy Blog – April 25, 2016

Equities and the economy On Friday the Dow eked out a small gain of 21 points to close at 18,004 while the S&P 500 closed literally flat to Thursday at 2,092. The more volatile and technology heavy Nasdaq lost 40 points, 0.8%, finishing at 4,906 dragged down by disappointing earnings announcements from Microsoft and Alphabet […]

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ERCOT Energy Use up 2.2% in 2015; Wind Surpasses Nuclear

ERCOT reported a 2.2% increase in energy usage within its region of Texas in 2015, fueled by a record-breaking summer that brought a new peak demand record approaching 70,000 MW. The Texas grid operator released a report Jan. 15 that indicated the system consumed 347,522,945 MWh of electricity last year, nearly 7.5 million MWh more than in […]

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