Amazon Warns Texas: Don't Pass Bill That Would Drive Up Wind Power Costs
Thursday April 8, 2021. 09:25 PM , from Slashdot
'It is important to note that these changes neither enhance electric reliability nor lower consumer costs,' the letter states. 'They appear to be premised on the assumption that renewable energy was disproportionately responsible for the state's February power outages, a thesis that has been unequivocally discredited.' The bill would require the grid operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), to 'directly assign' ancillary service costs to wind and solar power, specifically. The PREF letter counters that not only do all generators utilize ancillary services, but costs for those services have remained flat over the last decade while wind and solar have grown by more than 250 percent.
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