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Exploring Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT, Part II: Future Generation Scenarios for Texas

By Drs. Ira Shavel, Jurgen Weiss and Peter Fox-Penner, et al., The Brattle Group (December 10, 2013).  Prepared for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition; sponsored by The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation.

The second report in the ERCOT series from The Brattle Group finds that the future of the Texas electric market will very likely include substantial amounts of renewable energy and gas-fired power.  The report, a 20-year outlook for natural gas and renewable power in Texas, is the first examination of its kind to be conducted and shared publicly in Texas.

Read TCEC's press release on the report here.

 

Partnering Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT

By Dr. Jurgen Weiss, Heidi Bishop, Dr. Peter Fox-Penner and Dr. Ira Shavel, The Brattle Group (June 11, 2013).  Prepared for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition; sponsored by The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation.

This new report explores the interplay between natural gas and renewable energy resources in the Texas electric power market.   

 “Low-priced natural gas and clean renewable resources are complementary, not competing, resources to displace other fuels over the long term. Coordinated development of both will lead to a win-win for Texas and the environment,” said TCEC Chairman and former state Sen. Kip Averitt.

The first of a two-part study, “Partnering Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT” explains how gas and renewables can complement each other, and how factors such as the long-run trajectory of gas prices, renewable technology costs, electricity market rules and public policy affect the picture. 

The second half of this two-part study, to be finalized later this year, will utilize Brattle’s integrated modeling system to examine the impacts of renewable policies under a variety of future scenarios.

Read TCEC's press release on the report here.

 

 

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