REA Response

Texas needs reliable power to meet energy demands. Investing in a new hydrogen economy and CCUS can generate more dispatchable power with fewer emissions. 

Texas solar, wind and battery storage issues could cause 'immediate catastrophic grid failure,' says ERCOT

The Houston Chronicle, Apr. 24, 2024

Flaws in some solar, wind and battery storage resources on the Texas power grid could lead to issues that could cause “immediate catastrophic grid failure” if they are not addressed, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas said. ERCOT, the state’s power grid operator, and owners of clean energy resources haven’t been able to reach consensus on what to do about the problem despite months of negotiation.

An industry proposal was tabled by ERCOT’s board Tuesday to allow both sides to address ERCOT staff’s concerns, despite protest from developers that its proposals and continued regulatory uncertainty with the delay could chill investment in Texas.

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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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