REA Response

By advancing carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) and the hydrogen economy, we can bolster ERCOT's capacity and ensure the resilience of our electric grid. 

Demand from large-scale users could strain Texas power grid, ERCOT chief says

The Dallas Morning News, Apr. 24, 2024 

AUSTIN – A growing number of industrial-scale users could strain the Texas power grid, setting the stage for a massive buildup of transmission lines across the state, ERCOT’s chief announced Tuesday.

Large-scale power users in the Permian Basin and an influx of artificial intelligence data centers and bitcoin miners have led ERCOT to forecast a 37% jump in electricity demand from industrial-sized users. That’s on top of a 2023 forecast that already anticipated a vast amount of new demand by the end of the decade.

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Texas Power Grid Warns of Outages as Temperatures Rise

REA Response It’s clear Texas needs more reliable power to meet demands and weather-related challenges. We can increase dispatchable power and strengthen ERCOT, the state’s electricity grid, by supporting carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) and the hydrogen economy.  Texas Power Grid Warns of Outages as Temperatures Rise Newsweek, May

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