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Wind and solar generated record 34% of ERCOT power in Texas Q1 2022
… and solar producing a record 34% of the power dispatched by ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas), the …
April 25, 2022
Dennis Wamsted
Report
IEEFA U.S.: The Texas transition gains momentum
… generation in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) topped the output from its combined cycle gas turbine … notable, wind and solar have generated more power than ERCOT’s CCGT units (the backbone of the system’s …
May 14, 2021
Dennis Wamsted
Report
IEEFA U.S.: Wind, solar transition in full view in Texas in March
… hourly electric grid monitor shows that wind generation in ERCOT smashed its previous high, topping 10.4 million … December. That stunning output pushed wind’s share of the ERCOT electricity market to 38.6% and the No. 1 spot in …
April 06, 2021
Dennis Wamsted
Report
IEEFA: What the Texas energy crisis means for Bangladesh’s energy security
The energy crisis in Texas has become world news. During extreme winter weather in February, surging electricity demand collided with falling generation, forcing the state’s grid operator to implement rolling blackouts. At its peak, at least…
March 22, 2021
Sam Reynolds
Report
IEEFA Indonesia: Lessons from Texas on extreme weather and power grid resilience
In mid-February, a catastrophic power outage in Texas left more than four million households stranded for days without electricity amidst freezing weather. More than 46,000 megawatts (MW) of power capacity went offline under the extreme cold…
March 22, 2021
Putra Adhiguna, Elrika Hamdi
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IEEFA: Lessons from the Texas energy crisis for emerging LNG importers in Asia
The Texas energy crisis has become world news. During last week’s extreme winter weather, surging electricity demand collided with falling generation, forcing the state’s grid operator to implement rolling blackouts. In many cases, blackouts…
March 01, 2021
Sam Reynolds
Report
IEEFA: U.S. land agency is behind the times on utility-scale solar buildout rules
The Bureau of Land Management, the single biggest steward of real estate in the U.S., often finds itself in the crossfire of heated arguments over how best to use and/or protect the more than 250 million acres it is responsible for across the…
September 11, 2020
Karl Cates, Seth Feaster
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IEEFA U.S.: As oil and gas wane, Texas wind industry ascends
August 10, 2020
News
IEEFA U.S.: Solar will push much of remaining Texas coal fleet offline
July 14, 2020
News
IEEFA U.S.: EIA puts its stamp on the electricity-generation transition
The transition reshaping the U.S. electric sector is picking up speed: The federal Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Tuesday that by 2021 renewable energy generation in the U.S. will overtake coal—advancing at a rate that would…
January 14, 2020
Dennis Wamsted
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