ERCOT Plant Retirements, Load: Charts

power plant retirement in Texas ERCOT region through April 2018, as explained in the article text

 

July 3, 2018

 

No matter how hot the rest of the summer, unusual heat waves have already chalked up record high electricity demand in May and June.

Hourly day-ahead prices at ERCOT’s North hub, which represents a region that includes the Dallas-Fort Worth area, reached $551 per megawatthour (MWh) on May 16 and 15-minute real-time prices reached $3,125/MWh on June 5, reflecting the dynamic needs of the grid during these unexpectedly high electricity demand periods.

 

ERCOT daily peak hourly electricity load, as explained in the article text

Source: Energy Information Administration.  See full article at OilVoice