Update on Electric Power Grid in Texas
- Jul 5, 2022 8:31 pm GMT
I invite you to listen to our podcast, Hill Country Institute Live. In our latest post, we interviewed Frank McCamant, a consultant based in Austin, Texas. In the past 16 months, there have been legislative updates which are currently being enacted, ongoing concerns about the adequacy of the grid to meet load demand during both cold and hot months, concerns with transmission lines being added in adequate numbers to both accommodate current output from generators and to allow for additional generation capacity which is needed due to extreme weather issues as a result of climate change and the rapid growth of the Texas population, a change in reserves by the TPUC, and more.
Frank McCamant was a long-time senior executive with the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), where he worked on a variety of power projects and developed teams to develop and implement policy. Frank's clients now include investors, generation companies, transmission companies, and others who participate in the Texas power market.
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