The Texas grid operator is looking to add 3,000 MW of generation capacity for this winter to ensure the state is prepared for energy emergency conditions.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which serves about 90% of the state, issued a request for proposal (RFP) to increase operating reserves from Dec. 1 through Feb. 29, which is the winter peak load season.

“Our request to procure capacity in advance of winter is part of our continued commitment to maintain grid reliability and resiliency,” CEO Pablo Vegas said. “ERCOT is not projecting energy emergency conditions this winter season, but we want to be prepared and ensure all available tools are readily available if needed.”

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