News Category: FCe

UT research shows wind likely to overtake coal in electricity generation on Texas grid

Dec. 18, 2017

The anticipated retirement of several coal-fired power plants, combined with wind capacity additions, will likely mean the total annual amount of electricity produced from wind in Texas’ wholesale market will...

West Texas Talk: Dr Todd Davidson & Dr Joshua Rhodes Of UT Austin’s Energy Institute

Sept. 8, 2017

On this segment of NPR's West Texas Talk, Lorne Matalon speaks with Dr Todd Davidson and Dr Joshua Rhodes, energy scientists based at the University of Texas at Austin's Energy Institute...

Energy Institute cited in DOE grid reliability study

Aug. 30, 2017

Energy Institute Deputy Director Dr. Michael Webber and Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Joshua Rhodes were both cited in a new study on electric grid reliability prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy...

Energy Institute releases Full Cost of Electricity Study

Dec. 14, 2016

Energy Institute Director Dr. Tom Edgar, Deputy Director Dr. Michael Webber and Assistant Director Dr. Carey King traveled to the nation’s capital in December to release a new research project...

The old, dirty, creaky US electric grid would cost $5 trillion to replace. Where should infrastructure spending go?

March 17, 2017

The electric grid is an amazing integrated system of machines spanning an entire continent. The National Academy of Engineering has called it one of the greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century...

The Beginning of the End for Electric Utilities’ Traditional Business Model

May 25, 2017

Due to a variety of factors largely outside of their control, the traditional business model for the nation’s investor-owned electric utilities is in trouble. Deep trouble...