Solar, Wind and Storage Projected to Ensure Reliable Power for Texans this Summer

Statement from John Hall, Director of Regulatory & Legislative Affairs

March 5, 2020
Matt McGee, (512) 691-3478,

(AUSTIN, TX) Today the Electric Reliability Council of Texas released its Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy, which offers a prediction of how much generating capacity will be available to meet the forecasted summer peak demand. Recent ERCOT data have shown that solar, wind and storage make up 95% of new generating capacity waiting to be connected to the grid.

“Texas’ competitive electricity market continues to lead the nation in providing clean, affordable and reliable power. ERCOT’s assessment demonstrates the critical role that new solar, wind and storage resources will play in ensuring Texans have the power they need during the hot summer months ahead.”

  • John Hall, Director of Regulatory & Legislative Affairs, Environmental Defense Fund

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