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ERCOT

Jan 29 2018

As Cold Grips Texas, Winter Power Demand Breaks Record

ERCOT said that winter demand hit a record after severe cold gripped Texas Tuesday night, reaching 65,731 MW between 7 and 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17. That shattered the previous mark of 62,855 set earlier in January. The grid operator said the state had adequate resources to meet the surge. Read more

Sep 19 2017

Natural Gas Tops ERCOT Generation Mix

Natural gas accounted for 50 percent of ERCOT’s generation mix in August, and has now topped the fuel stack for six of the first eight months of the year – second to coal only in January and April. Read more

Aug 15 2017

Gas-Fired Share Of Generation Passes 50 Percent Of ERCOT Total

Natural gas-fired generation provided 50.6 percent of total output in the ERCOT market in July, reaching a near two-year high. It hit 51.2 percent in August 2015, and was above the 45.6 percent mark in July of last year. Natural gas has been the top fuel for five of the first seven months of 2017, second… Read more