Time9:45AM10:30AM CST LocationHilton Americas – Houston, 1600 Lamar St, Houston, Texas, 77010
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A Conversation on the Changes to the ERCOT Market Design


Beth Garza
Senior Fellow, Energy
Barbara Clemenhagen
Vice President, Market Intelligence, Customized Energy Solutions


After the February 2021 winter storm that left millions of Texans without power, the Texas Legislature passed Bills to make several major changes, including requiring power plants to better prepare for very cold conditions and implementing a “reliability standard” for the state’s electricity market. The Public Utilities Commission’s favored Performance Credit Mechanism (PCM) proposal would add financial credits for power plants that can produce electricity when the grid is at its most stressed. Our speakers will discuss the pros and cons of the PCM and its current status and the competing regulatory proposals that are being considered by Texas utility regulators and the Texas Legislature.

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