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New wind record in Texas

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Wind generation briefly topped the 15,000-megawatt mark this month, achieving a new record for total instantaneous wind power output in Texas.
Wind turbines cranked out 15,033 MW of electricity at 12:35 p.m. on Sunday, reported ERCOT, the operator of the state’s main power grid. That output represented about 45 percent of all electricity consumed on the ERCOT grid at that time.
More than 8,800 MW of the wind power came from generators in West and North Texas, another 3,800 MW came from the …

Cal-ISO market monitor calls for scrapping congestion revenue right auction


The California Independent System Operator’s congestion revenue right auction process is leading to major losses for ratepayers and should be revamped, according to the grid operator’s market monitor.
ISO transmission ratepayers lost $520 million in the CRR auction from 2012 through 2015, according to a white paper the ISO’s Department of Market Monitoring issued Monday.
CRRs are financial instruments available …

ERCOT sets new wind output record


The Electric Reliability Council of Texas set a new wind-generation output record of 15,033 MW Sunday, topping 15,000 MW for the first time, the grid operator said.
The record was set at 12:35pm CST Sunday and represented about 45% of total ERCOT electric demand at the time, according to an ERCOT news release.
More than 8,800 MW came from wind farms in …

PJM may use demand-response approach for distributed energy


PJM Interconnection stakeholders may use a “demand-response type” of framework for integrating distributed energy resources into PJM markets, and more details of this effort will be developed in special sessions of PJM’s Market Implementation Committee.
That was one result of a special session Tuesday of the Markets and Reliability Committee, which was tasked with considering changes to participation rules for distributed resources to…

US natural gas storage sets record


US natural gas in storage increased 30 Bcf to 4.047 Tcf in the week ended November 11, the US Energy Information Administration reported Thursday, breaking the previous all-time high of 4.017 Tcf set the prior week.
The net injection was exactly in line with a S&P Global Platts survey of analysts expecting a 30-Bcf injection.
In the corresponding week last…

MISO, PJM mull seams wires projects to save congestion costs


The Midcontinent Independent System Operator and the PJM Interconnection are considering six interregional transmission projects estimated to cost $17.3 million and to provide benefits totaling $111.6 million, MISO stakeholders learned Wednesday.
During the MISO Planning Advisory Committee meeting, Adam Solomon, a MISO engineer, reported that the MISO-PJM Interregional Planning Stakeholder Advisory Committee was nearing completion of an analysis of 50 market-to-market flowgates as part of a “targeted …