Electricity Policy


, S&P Global
Transmission reform could lower US emissions faster than climate package: think tank
Devin Hartman

From S&P Global:

Reforming the US’ electric transmission planning processes could have a larger impact on emissions than the recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act, a free market think tank…

, RTO Insider
Texas Advisory Committee: Renewables Create ‘Operational Challenges’
Beth Garza

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,…

United States of America Before Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (EL22-78-000)
Chris Villarreal

Motion to Intervene and Comments of the R Street Institute

Pursuant to Rule 214 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission), 18 C.F.R….

, CoinDesk
The End of the Texas Bitcoin Mining Gold Rush
Josiah Neeley

From Coindesk:
How much is too much?
Ercot estimates that 33 gigawatts (GW) worth of bitcoin mining projects planned are waiting for permits, a representative told CoinDesk on Monday, up from 27 GW…

The Good, the Bad and the Winning Formula for FERC’s Regional Transmission Reform Proposal
Devin Hartman

Last Wednesday, over 200 electric industry stakeholders filed comments on proposed transmission policy reforms that, altogether, may hold more economic and emissions impact than the Inflation…

, Washington Examiner
Competitive energy markets promise a clean, prosperous future
Devin Hartman

The recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act has liberals celebrating the largest public clean energy and climate investment in U.S. history.

A closer look suggests a less rosy…

Comments of the R Street Institute on Building for the Future Through Electric Regional Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation and Generator Interconnection
Devin Hartman

Initial Comments of the R Street Institute

I. Issue Summary

On July 27, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR) on…

Can resource adequacy be attained without defining what is enough?
Beth Garza

Texans suffered a catastrophe in February 2021. It occurred for many reasons, including insufficient cold-weather preparations of all systems—electricity, natural gas, water and…

, Utility Dive
Liberty never looked so green: Policy implications of private carbon-free energy commitments
Devin Hartman

The clean energy transition has hit two monumental inflection points. First, private capital has assumed the lead role in clean energy procurement and projects to outpace mandatory procurement…

Texas power grid operator ERCOT has named a new CEO
Beth Garza

Published in WFAA:

“My quick reaction is that the salary is not out of line with” the salaries of the CEOs of other power grids, said Beth Garza, ERCOT’s former independent grid…

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