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Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

New 1.2-GW Natural Gas-Fired Plant Announced for Texas

February 13, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

A Texas-based energy company has announced plans to build a 1.2-GW natural gas-fired power plant in Lee County, Texas, with construction expected to begin in 2025. Sandow Lakes Energy Co. on Feb. 12 said it would build the plant on […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Three Texas Gas-Fired Plants Sold in $635 Million Deal

November 13, 2023

Via: Power Magazine

A France-based energy group said it has an agreement to buy three natural gas-fired power plants in Texas. The facilities, one near Dallas and two south of Houston, represent about 1.5 GW of generation capacity. TotalEnergies, a multinational company operating […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Texas Utility Plans to Add New Gas-Fired Generation

October 9, 2023

Via: Power Magazine

A Texas utility that expects to bring another 228 MW of natural gas-fired power generation online in December also plans to begin operating an additional four gas-fired units over the next several years, according to regulatory filings. El Paso Electric […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Louisiana & Poland To Beat Texas On Offshore Wind

August 31, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

What if they gave an offshore wind party in Texas and nobody came? That’s what happened last week, when the Biden administration tempted the global wind industry to compete for two new offshore lease areas along the Texas coast. Nobody […]


News and Policies, State

Linea Energy acquires Texas solar farm

June 5, 2023

Via: reNews

Linea Energy has acquired a 490MWdc solar project in Texas from Horus Energy. The project is expected to generate enough clean energy to power more than 63,000 homes and provide numerous local job opportunities during its construction and operation. Linea […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

A Cambrian explosion of distributed energy in Texas

February 9, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

Texans can now get paid for supporting the grid with their solar panels and batteries as part of a new virtual power plant pilot. What happens next could lead to the rapid deployment of resilient and clean distributed energy resources […]


News and Policies, State

Octopus Energy to create a virtual power plant in Texas

January 24, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

With the partnership, Octopus Energy customers in the US will be able to integrate Enphase home solar and battery solutions in their energy plan in the hopes of accessing low-cost residential energy rates. With Kraken Flex, Octopus Energy’s proprietary software […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Entergy RFP calls for 2,000 MW of renewables in Texas

December 2, 2022

Via: Power Engineering

Entergy Texas is calling for 2,000 MW of solar and wind generating resources through a recently issued request for proposals (RFP). The RFP represents a substantial increase from prior solicitations. Since 2019, Entergy Texas has issued two RFPs totaling 600 […]


News and Policies, U.S.

CSI Energy Storage to provide batteries to UBS projects in ERCOT

November 21, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

CSI Energy Storage said it will provide up to 2.6 GWh of battery energy storage capacity for the build-out of energy storage projects managed by UBS Asset Management’s Real Estate & Private Markets business in North America. The projects are […]


News and Policies, State

Residential batteries and solar to support Texas grid

October 20, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Homeowners across the world have been investing in rooftop solar PV for at least two decades with much of that investment taking place over the past five years. As battery pricing has dropped, many of those same solar enthusiasts have […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Wind energy wasted in grid-constrained Texas

August 4, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The state’s High Plains region, which covers 41 counties in the Texas Panhandle and West Texas, is home to more than 11,000 wind turbines — the most in any area of the state. The region could generate enough wind energy […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Hybrid wind+storage project now operational in Texas

July 22, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

A 350 MW wind farm paired with a 137 MW/204.6 MWh battery storage facility is now operational in Texas. The Azure Sky project in Throckmorton County is Enel Green Power’s first hybrid wind+storage project. It features 79 wind turbines— a […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Jupiter Power 200 MW/200 MWh battery storage facility now online in Texas

July 5, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Jupiter Power’s 200 MW/200 MWh standalone battery storage facility is now commercially operable. Crossett Power Management, located in Crane County, Texas, now becomes one of the largest battery storage projects in ERCOT, the grid operator representing 90 percent of the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Vistra solar project enters service in Texas

April 18, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Vistra said it completed a 65 MWdc/50 MWac solar project at the Brightside Solar Facility, which is now online in Southeast Texas. Brightside Solar Facility uses 147,732 of First Solar’s 440-watt thin-film solar modules with single-axis trackers. The project also […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Winter Freeze Testing Texas Power Grid Reforms

February 4, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Parts of Texas have suffered localized, distribution-level power outages as an Arctic outbreak sent temperatures plummeting across the state, but its heavily scrutinized grid is largely prepared to weather the storm, state entities said. Frigid temperatures stemming from a large […]


News and Policies, State

Tesla approved to supply retail electricity in Texas

November 10, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Tesla will now be able to sell electricity to retail customers in Texas after a request was approved by the state’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC). PUC announced it has issued a retail electric provider (REP) certificate to the company’s Tesla […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Broad Reach Power adding 1,000 MW energy storage to Texas grid

August 23, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Broad Reach Power is on a battery buying spree. The Houston-based independent power producer – owner of 13 gigawatts of utility-scale solar and solar projects across four states – entered into an agreement with Sungrow Power Supply Co. to purchase […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

1.2-GW Dedicated Hydrogen-Fired Power Plant Starts Taking Shape in Texas

August 3, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Entergy Texas will seek approval for a 1.2-GW hydrogen and natural gas–fired combined cycle power gas turbine (CCGT) facility in Orange County, Texas. The Beaumont-based Entergy Corp. subsidiary on July 29 announced it intends to file a Certificate for Convenience […]


News and Policies, State

Massive Solar Farm Will Serve Texas Grid

April 6, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A California company has teamed with the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s largest gas utility company to build a major solar power project just outside Houston, Texas. Rosendin, an electrical contractor with its corporate headquarters in San Jose, and Tokyo Gas […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Great Winter Storm of 2021 Will Live in Grid History

February 19, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

It will be some time before we know every detail that aligned to cause the tremendous number of sustained power outages in Texas, or the spiking power prices across all markets in the central states. Some things we do know. […]