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Houston Chronicle: Integrating Smaller Power Generators Could Save Texans $5.5B

Posted by L.M. Sixel on Nov 15, 2019

Houston Chronicle covered Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance's (TAEBA) new report that showed allowing more distributed energy resources  (DERs) to participate in the competitive energy market could have huge savings for customers, quoting TAEBA's Managing Director Suzanne Bertin. Read excerpts below and the entire Houston Chronicle piece here. Texas news outlets in San Antonio, Laredo, Midland, and Beaumont,  plus Oil & Gas 360 also featured the Houston Chronicle piece.

Electricity consumers in Texas could save nearly $5.5 billion over the next decade if Texas regulators and utilities did a better job integrating distributed energy resources such as backup generators, rooftop solar and batteries to reduce the need for building expensive peak power generation and transmission projects, according to a new study.

The Austin trade group Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance estimated Texas households could save an average of $456 over a decade if Texas did more to integrate backyard solar panels and quick-start natural gas micro turbines into transmission and distribution planning and allowing small-scale generators to participate in wholesale markets.

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