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Mailbag! — July 3, 2024

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Mailbag! — July 3, 2024

In this episode of the Energy Capital Podcast, I answer listeners' questions a range of energy and electric grid topics

On the latest episode of the Energy Capital Podcast, I dive into our listeners' questions on a wide range of energy-related topics. Listeners reached out with questions about the Performance Credit Mechanism (PCM), energy-only market, battery storage duration, and peaker plants vs. baseload in the Texas Energy Fund. I was also asked what a reliable and affordable grid would look like. I attempted to answer all of these in one episode.

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1:15 - Difference between an energy only market and capacity market

4:10 - The novel capacity market construct called the Performance Credit Mechanism (PCM), explained

9:10 - Peaker plants, baseload generation, and the Texas Energy Fund

16:00 - Battery storage duration in the ERCOT market

22:08 - What would a reliable and affordable electricity system look like in Texas?

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Show Notes

Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit

"The Name of the Game is Flexibility," a Conversation with ERCOT's Pablo Vegas

Turning Waste Into Power: Crusoe's Cully Cavness on Revolutionizing Energy Use at Data Centers

The Energy Capital Podcast, Episode 1 with Former PUC Commissioner Will McAdams

Pathways to Commercial Liftoff: Long Duration Energy Storage report from the Department of Energy (scroll to bottom of the page to view the full report)

ERCOT Has More Questions to Answer

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