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  • How regulations, technology brought us closer to Utility 2.0 in 2016

    12/21/2016
    Utility Dive

    Progress toward a cleaner, more distributed grid was patchy this year, but undeniable.
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  • Revised economic outlook drives up ERCOT demand forecast

    12/15/2016
    Electric Reliability Council of Texas

    ERCOT, the electric grid operator for most of Texas, anticipates more rapid growth in electricity demand than previously projected. As a result, reserve margins in the next several years have dropped compared to earlier forecasts, but remain sufficient to support system reliability.
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  • Wind generation output tops 15,000 MW in ERCOT region

    11/28/2016
    Electric Reliability Council of Texas

    Wind generation set a new milestone on Sunday afternoon, providing more than 15,000 megawatts (MW) of the electricity used in the ERCOT region for the first time ever. Specifically, the ERCOT system used 15,033 MW of electricity from wind at 12:35 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, representing about 45 percent of total demand for electric power at the time.
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  • Coal may surpass natural gas as most common electricity generation fuel this winter

    11/18/2016
    U.S. Energy Information Administration

    After declining for several months, the share of U.S. electricity fueled by coal is expected to slowly begin growing when compared to the same period last year. In contrast, the share of generation from natural gas is expected to experience year-over-year declines. Based on expected temperatures and market conditions, coal is expected to surpass natural gas as the most common electricity generating fuel in December, January and February.
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