Texas Advisory Committee: Renewables Create ‘Operational Challenges’
From RTO Insider:
R Street Institute senior fellow Beth Garza, who testified before the committee during its first meeting, agreed with Mickey’s comments. ERCOT’s former market monitor, Garza said forcing renewables to “firm their deliveries” with dispatchable generation would “hamstring” the ISO’s ability to operate the market efficiently and reliably.
“One exception is their recommendation that ‘the [Public Utility Commission] should define a clear reliability metric or standard for the ERCOT region,’” Garza told RTO Insider. “I believe this to be an essential precedent to making any significant market design change.”
“Most of their recommendations seem to take the form of, ‘Keep doing what you’re doing,’” concluded Garza, who previously called the committee’s work a “check-the-box exercise.”