Regulators Fear Cross-Border Tx Risks ERCOT’s FERC Exemption


Texas regulators are concerned that transmission projects along the U.S. border with Mexico may threaten their exclusive jurisdiction over ERCOT. In a Nov. 16 memo to Commissioners Brandy Marty Marquez and Arthur D’Andrea, Public Utility Commission Chair DeAnn Walker said a pair of recent developments could place the electrical separation between ERCOT and the rest of the country “in jeopardy” by allowing energy to flow between Texas and other states through Mexico’s national grid.