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LCG Publishes 2024 Annual Outlook for Texas Electricity Market (ERCOT)

LCG, October 10, 2023 – LCG Consulting (LCG) has released its annual outlook of the ERCOT wholesale electricity market for 2024, based on the most likely weather, market, transmission, and generator conditions.

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LCG Publishes 2024 Annual Outlook for Texas Electricity Market (ERCOT)

LCG, October 10, 2023 – LCG Consulting (LCG) has released its annual outlook of the ERCOT wholesale electricity market for 2024, based on the most likely weather, market, transmission, and generator conditions.

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California ISO – Back to Stage 2

LCG, Jan. 10, 2001While everybody who is anybody in the California electric power business was in Washington yesterday, it was business as usual with the California Independent System Operator, and that could have told the folks meeting at the Treasury Department what's wrong in the Golden State.

Once again, there wasn't enough electricity to go around. Cal-ISO put a Stage 2 electric emergency into effect from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and the state's investor-owned utilities began curtailing power deliveries to customers with interruptible service contracts.

A business can save real money by buying power under an interruptible contract that allows its utility to shut off its electricity when things get tight, but ordinarily that would happen only once or twice a year. Since last May, it has happened about 30 times, and many businesses say they won't sign the contracts this year.

Yesterday was going to be tough to begin with, as some 10,000 megawatts of California power plants were shut down due to planned and forced outages and a limited amount of imported power was available from the Northwest. When a major plant in Southern California went off line in the afternoon, Cal-ISO called the Stage 2 and directed utilities to shed 1,200 megawatts of load.

According to the ISO, demand across the California control area was expected to peak at 32,322 megawatts at around 6:00 p.m.

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