CTC Global had the privilege of speaking on, and moderating, multiple panels at the 2019 Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Market Summit in February. ERCOT is an ISO that manages the flow of electric power to more than 25 million Texas customers, representing about 90 percent of the state’s electric load. The summit gives over 200 utility professionals the opportunity to examine potential new market rules and economic drivers, while bringing policy-makers together with utility, solar, wind, IPP and other executives to explore the potential solutions and opportunities every year.
CTC Global’s David Townley (Director of Public Policy) and Joseph Sylvia (Business Coordinator and Analyst) had the opportunity to discuss, both on and off stage, the efficiency and operational befits of using ACCC Conductor.
During a panel session that David Townley moderated, it was recognized that consumers in the ERCOT region are experiencing very high congestion costs. The fact that the ACCC conductor can be used to mitigate this problem was well received by the attendees, especially considering that this problem is anticipated get worse if not managed by technology investment and planning.
Meeting participants were also pleased to learn how energy efficient conductors such as ACCC can reduce line losses, fuel consumption and associated emissions, while freeing up generation capacity and simultaneously increasing the resilience and reliability of the grid. To date, in fact, the ACCC conductor has already been used to increase the efficiency, capacity, reliability and resilience of 16 transmission lines in Texas.
CTC Global looks forward to further developing its relationship with ERCOT and ERCOT Utilities as they develop solutions to building a more robust and resilient grid.