Category Archives: ERCOT

SAVE THE DATE: 2013 Energy & Commodities Conference

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP will be hosting its annual Energy & Commodities Conference in Houston, Texas. This complimentary day and half program will feature informative presentations and panel discussions on the evolving regulatory, business, and legal issues affecting the … Continue reading

Posted in Announcement, CFTC, Commodity Trading, Distressed Energy, Dodd-Frank, Energy Infrastructure, Enforcement and Investigations, ERCOT, Events, FERC, Finance, Oil & Gas, Power, PUCT, Regulation, Renewables

ERCOT Reports Improved Capacity Reserve Margin (Still Below Target)

ERCOT issued its Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) report yesterday, which shows improved capacity reserve margins for 2013 and beyond.  The CDR predicts a 13.2 percent reserve margin for summer 2013 (a slight drop) and 10.9 percent by 2014.  The … Continue reading

Posted in ERCOT, Power, Regulation

Texas Regulators Approve 50% Increase in Wholesale Electricity Cap

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has raised the cap on wholesale electricity prices by 50% to $4,500 per megawatt-hour (up from$3,000). As explained by Chairman Donna Nelson’s memo, raising the system-wide high offer price cap, which is effective as … Continue reading

Posted in ERCOT, Power, PUCT, Regulation

Distressed Energy Investments Program to Host PUCT Chairman Next Thursday in NY

Distressed Energy Investments: Grappling with Generation Restructuring in an Adverse Market Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP will host a discussion in New York on the  ever-changing business landscape for energy companies created by recent market changes, FERC regulations and the … Continue reading

Posted in Dodd-Frank, Energy Infrastructure, ERCOT, Events, FERC, Oil & Gas, Power, Regulation

Record Breaking Heat Highlights Need for Improved Load Management

By Ken Irvin and Brenda Hanzl It’s hot in Texas.  Already struggling through the second worst drought in the state’s history, many cities in Texas began August with a series of triple digit days, and a significant cool down seems … Continue reading

Posted in ERCOT, Regulation