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ERCOT Issues Power Emergency Warning
Grid operator calls for conservation until 7pm
"...air conditioning systems statewide. In the press release below, ERCOT asks Texans to back off on power usage until..."

Aug. 2, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

ERCOT Issues Another Power Emergency
Agency asks Texans to conserve electricity 3-7pm today
"...Just like yesterday, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas..."

Aug. 3, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

ERCOT Issues Level 2 Power Emergency
Rolling blackouts at industrial facilities may happen
"...Out of the frying pan, into the fire: The..."

Aug. 4, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

ERCOT Energy Emergency Again
State power grid asks people to use less electricity until 7pm
"...Staff for ERCOT just announced that peak demand is expected to break..."

Aug. 23, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Another Day, Another ERCOT Power Warning
Energy regulator still asking for conservation measures through 7pm
"...For the fourth day Austin Energy and the Electric..."

Aug. 5, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Texas Under Power Warning
UPDATE: ERCOT downgrades request for savings, but urges conservation
"...It seems the request for reduced consumption worked, because ERCOT just ended the power warning. In a statement, Austin..."

Aug. 24, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Heat Wave Renews Call for Renewable Energy
Solar and wind could do the job more efficiently, advocates say
"...to power about 200 air-conditioned homes during hot weather.) ERCOT did say some plants were offline – accounting for..."

Aug. 12, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Twisting in the Wind
Austin Energy is trying to find the right price for renewable energy – but that's much easier said than done
"...Abilene], which supplies Batch 6, would be assigned to ERCOT's 'West Zone' for congestion purposes and would therefore have..."

Aug. 21, 2009 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

It's the Carbon, Stupid!
Texas leaders continue to drag their boot heels on global warming
"...reserve margin by 2008 due to growing populations. The ERCOT estimate was cited both by Perry in a September..."

Dec. 1, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Blackouts Could Last Up to 45 Minutes
Updated information on rolling blackouts expected today
"...AE is implementing rotating blackouts per ERCOT protocols to meet our load shedding requirement. AE is..."

Feb. 2, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

State Short on Power
Rolling blackouts to help correct statewide problem
"...At about 5:40 am ERCOT enacted a system-wide emergency curtailment (EEA-Level 3) due to..."

Feb. 2, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

GreenChoice Affordable After All?
GreenChoice Batch 6 customers may soon get a break on their utility bills
"...plant, which supplies Batch 6, would be assigned to ERCOT's 'West Zone' ... and would therefore have higher congestion..."

July 31, 2009 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

A Blow to Nonrenewable Energy
Wind power is adding more power to Texas than was thought.
"...– and the thanks may go to wind power. ERCOT manages the grid for most of the state and..."

June 22, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Death Star and Fat Boy
The "invisible hand" of utility deregulation looks an awful lot like Ken Lay's.
"...major power companies. Testifying before a Lege oversight committee, ERCOT's executives insisted that they have everything under control, and..."

May 17, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
"...– adding two years to a May 2007 estimate. ERCOT credits a 255-megawatt natural-gas power plant and two large..."

Jan. 4, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...was ordered to pay $120,000 in restitution. Two other ERCOT defendants have yet to be sentenced, while a fifth..."

Aug. 18, 2006 News Feature

We Have Power
No news from ERCOT is good news for Austin Energy
"...morning press release, the city notes that, in fact, ERCOT has said that "we have more power plants online..."

Feb. 3, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Council Does the Money Mambo
The bones of the city -- roads, sewers, power lines -- took center stage for last Thursday's installment at City Council of "Budget: How Low Can We Go?" Not as low as we might like.
"...still help fund the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) as it struggles to make competition work elsewhere. "They..."

Aug. 30, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Climate Change: Still Not a Hoax
Reducing carbon emissions with Austin Energy, without the Fayette Power Project
"..."we're still going to be buying power from the ERCOT grid. People still need electricity, day and night, cloudy..."

April 28, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Point Austin: A Funny Thing Happened ...
Potential consultant firm violates city's anti-lobbying ordinance
"...to Seattle City Light, and Mele to the state's ERCOT grid. I'm sure they have good personal reasons, but..."

Dec. 11, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Navigant: Gas Is a Natural
The report recommends replacing Decker Creek gas plant with a new 500 MW gas plant
"...require AE to purchase power intermittently from the state ERCOT grid – meaning both price instability and, paradoxically, reliance..."

Nov. 27, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Green Thoughts in a Green Shade
Adler and Martinez debate enviro records and policies
"...it first requires a new gas plant to maintain ERCOT’s dispatchable standards, and wants more detail. Adler said he..."

Dec. 5, 2014 News Post by Michael King

The Big Numbers Arrive
City budget staff briefs Council for FY2014-15
"...Energy, at an increase of $4.67/month (blamed largely on ERCOT-set fuel costs), is asking for the highest bump –..."

Aug. 4, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Affordability Key to Climate Plan Goals
City task force makes its recommendations for 2024 climate change protection goals
"...percent of those, because we're 4 percent of the ERCOT [Electric Reliability Council of Texas] load," says Osborne, referring..."

July 18, 2014 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Keeping Busy
Armendariz moves from the EPA to the Sierra Club, still defending the environment
"...stakeholders. We need the PUC [Public Utility Commission] and ERCOT [Electric Reliability Council of Texas] and the environmental community..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Electric Power Shortage, the Fix
"...When the new plants add their power to our ERCOT grid, the desired reserve margin will be maintained and..."

July 13, 2012 Postmarks

Headlines
"...set the day before by more than 1,000 MW. ERCOT recommends that homeowners and businesses set their air conditioners..."

Aug. 5, 2011 News Feature

The Daily Hustle: 3/7/11
SoCo parking, PSH, comp plans: Your City Council preview
"...available anything a competitor would make available in the ERCOT market.”..."

March 7, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Daily Hustle: 2/25/11
Leffingwell shares the State of the City
"...4. I received notice from ERCOT they may have to periodically interrupt my remarks...."

Feb. 25, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

City Council Convenes: Meeting To Meet x 2
Council work session previews council meeting

Feb. 11, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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