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Forbes: Can Grid Operators Handle Heatwaves And Climate Change?

Posted by Ken Silverstein on Jun 28, 2021

Forbes summarized the challenges being faced by grid operators in the face of severe heat waves in the West, quoting AEE’s Leah Rubin Shen. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Get used to triple-digit temperatures. But the heat and drought combined in the western United States also mean that hydro plants now produce much less electricity than before. Just how are grid operators dealing with the current dynamics and the increased pressure to add renewables?

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Microgrid Knowledge: Texas Utility Commission to Take Up Utility Ownership of Storage Assets

Posted by Ken Silverstein on Jun 10, 2019

Microgrid Knowledge highlights the energy storage docket before the PUCT with perspective from Suzanne Bertin who heads Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance. This follows after no action from the legislature. See excerpts below and read the entire piece here.

The Texas Public Utility Commission is expected to address a lingering question this summer: Are utilities permitted to own battery storage to provide reliability solutions — if the competitive market there is unable to do so?

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