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California Will Add Gas-Fired Units to Increase Power Supply

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved licenses for gas-fired power units to help the state cope with continued electricity shortages. The move comes after Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier declared…


Why California Is Scrambling to Meet Summer Demand

At the urging of the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC), on July 1, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) announced its intent to procure…


ERCOT Program Cut Natural Gas Supply During Winter Storm

A program designed to save power during periods of high electricity demand actually cut off some of Texas' natural gas supply to customers during the severe winter storm that caused…


ERCOT Unveils Plan for Invoicing Default Uplift Charges

ERCOT market participants are grappling with the resulting financial fallout from winter storm Uri, which devastated Texas in February. Many are now familiar with actions the Texas Public Utility Commission…


$8 Billion Proposals Could Bring New Gas-Fired Plants to Texas
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An energy investment group told Texas regulators the company has a plan to help solve some of that state's electricity reliability issues, proposing a plan similar to one put forth…