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PUC Project No. 48551 – ERCOT files “Review of Summer 2018 (June – August)” presentation with the PUC.

Attention ERCOT Market Participants!! At the request of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC), ERCOT has filed a “Review of Summer 2018 (June – August)” presentation in PUC Project No. 48551, Review of Summer 2018 ERCOT Market Performance. The filing contains a PowerPoint presentation and an index on data sources that Market Participants may find useful in responding to the remaining PUC questions due on October 18, 2018. The filing may be accessed on the PUC’s interchange or may be located on ERCOT’s website under Reports and Presentations.

ERCOT will give a summary of the filing at the September 26, 2018 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting. Additionally, ERCOT will provide the same presentation materials to the Board of Directors for discussion at its October 9, 2018 meeting.

Rate Reduction Based on the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017.

On May 1, 2018, Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (“PUCT”) and Municipal Regulatory Authorities an Application and Statement of Intent for Authority to Decrease Rates Based on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 in PUCT Docket No. 48325

Oncor and parties to this proceeding filed an unopposed Stipulation and Settlement Agreement and Oncor filed an Agreed Motion for Interim Rates to effectuate the Stipulation.

The Stipulation results in decreased rates for Oncor’s customers based on the impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The resulting rates represent a reduction to Oncor’s annual revenues of $218,832,357. The New rates are proposed to take effect on an interim basis on October 8,2018.

The proposed rates may be found by clicking here

Another notice will be sent out once the rates have been approved by the PUCT

ERCOT News Release: Sufficient Generation Expected for Fall and Winter!

Sept. 6, 2018- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) report for the upcoming fall season (October-November 2018) and its preliminary assessment for the winter season (December 2018-Feb 2018). ERCOT anticipates there will be sufficient installed generating capacity available to serve system-wide forecasted demand this fall and winter

“ERCOT studies multiple scenarios prior to each season to determine a range of potential risks resulting from extreme temperatures, generation outages and low wind output,” said manager of Resource Adequacy Pete Warnken. “Our assessments show a healthy amount of operating reserves heading into the fall season.”

More information and visuals on the ERCOT forecast and SARA report can be found by clicking here