At the January 17, 2019 Open Meeting, the Public Utility Commission of Texas (Commission) addressed several highly contested issues, including storage, Operating Reserve Demand Curve, Real-Time Co-optimization, and Marginal Losses. First, in Project No. 48023, Rulemaking to Address the Use of Non-Traditional Technologies in Electric Delivery Service (the Battery Project), dealing with utility ownership of battery storage, the Commission decided to defer further action until Texas Legislature’s regular session concludes. This decision comes after 63 comments were filed with the Commission, expressing widely varying views on whether a transmission and distribution utility within ERCOT may legally own and operate battery storage facilities. The Commission previously submitted through its Scope of Competition Report a request for the Legislature to enact legislation clarifying this legal point.
Don’t miss Chris Reeder’s annual report on the regulatory activities during 2018 at the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
Chris will speak during the Gulf Coast Power Association’s Annual Meeting & Luncheon on Thursday, January 17, 11:00am in Houston, Texas at the Downtown Club at the Houston Center.
For more information or to register visit GCPA’s Houston Luncheon event site.