Support affordable and reliable energy
Texas' energy leadership will be critical to the recovery of our state. Our leaders need to support policies in this legislative session that embrace resilient technologies that can withstand unforeseen storms and conditions, are affordable AND reliable.
New solutions bolster Texas' leadership–and that's why we need our policy makers to look beyond just weatherization and supply side resources. Distributed energy resources (DERs) are the next frontier for our energy grid to keep the lights on at a price that all Texans can afford.
What are DERs?
DERs are a growing segment of the Texas advanced energy economy, capable of producing power, managing electric demand, and delivering grid services. They include a broad range of technologies like:
(Hancock / Holland)
These bills would allow batteries to provide reliability services.
(Blanco / Deshotel)
These bills would prioritize electric school buses in an existing bus replacement program.
(Menendez / Deshotel)
These bills would protect customers who want to use on-site solar and storage.
This bill would exempt electric vehicle charging stations from classification of "retail electric utility."
This bill would promote additional development of large scale energy storage.
This bill would require reform to ERCOT transmission planning and accelerate infrastructure development.
(Eckhardt / Anchia / Reynolds)
These bills would add an energy savings goal to existing utility efficiency goals.
This bill would remove barriers to on-site battery storage.
This bill would allow distributed energy resources to participate in competitive wholesale markets.