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Texas regulators look to distributed resources, additional coal reserves, to boost reliability

April 22, 2022

The PUCT on Thursday continued its work to overhaul the state’s wholesale markets in the wake of Winter Storm Uri and widespread blackouts last year. Commissioners are rushing to hammer out details that will inform an Aug. 1 FFSS request for proposals to be issued by the state’s grid operator.

An April 20 memo by Commissioner Lori Cobos sketched out what resources could be eligible in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ first FFSS procurement. Commissioners agreed those would be limited to dual-fuel capable generation units with on-site alternative fuel storage, and generators that own and control the pipeline to a storage facility.

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