Resource Adequacy 2012

Generation Interconnection Information

View the latest information on generation resources in the ERCOT region.

Market Design Analysis

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) and ERCOT Board have been evaluating possible approaches to encourage new generation development within the ERCOT region to maintain adequate capacity reserves. This section includes reports and presentations associated with this investigative effort.

Planning Reserve Margin Analysis

The ERCOT Board of Directors has established a minimum reserve margin of 13.75 percent of peak electricity demand to cover electricity demand or generation plant outages that exceed expectations. This section consists of reports that describe the methodology and results of studies that help the Board determine the reserve margin.

Previous Assessments

View previous CDR and SARA reports.

Resource Adequacy Assessments

Capacity, Demand and Reserves Report

This biannual report contains a 10-year forecast of electric use and expected generation resources.

Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy

The SARA is based on criteria similar to CDR, however the seasonal outlook reflects near-term weather forecasts, generator outage trends, and updates to the generation fleet.