Renewable power generation was lower than its potential through Texas’ brutal heatwave, adding further strain to the already-battered ERCOT power grid. The grid saw record electricity demand as Texans cranked up their air conditions to be the scorching heat. Battery storage facilities help store the generated energy and dispatch it to the grid, but much more storage capacity is needed. Wind and solar power generation in Texas was much lower than its potential during this month’s heatwave due to weather patterns, straining the Texas power grid at times of record demand. As Texans crank up air conditioners in the scorching heat, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has asked residents a few times since May to voluntarily conserve energy during peak demand hours in the afternoons and evenings. But just when Texas needed the most of all its power generation supply, wind and solar power output was well […]