ERCOT CEO responds to today’s U.S. Court of Appeals decision overturning the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

Statement from ERCOT CEO H.B. “Trip” Doggett

As the independent system operator responsible for the reliability of the electric grid that serves most of Texas, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has been monitoring this issue carefully since CSAPR was announced in 2011.

The rule, as originally proposed, had potentially far-reaching reliability impacts for a grid in which electric use is growing far more rapidly than new generation resources are being built to serve that need.

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revisits these cross-state air quality rules, ERCOT hopes to serve as a resource to help ensure that the long-term solution considers the electric reliability issues that affect this electric grid and our region.

We will continue to work with the EPA, the PUC, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and other policymakers to help ensure ERCOT is able to continue fulfilling its mission to provide reliable power for 23 million electric consumers in Texas.