Just had an opportunity to review the capacity additions and retirements for ERCOT. See the charts below. At a cursory -level, it looks fine; 14.5 Gigawatts of retirement compared to 41 Gigawatts of additions. (I do not include the increase in battery as a capacity addition, since it needs to be charged by something).

Looking a bit deeper, the problem is obvious. We are retiring 14.5 GW of dispatchable generation and only adding 9.8 GW of new dispatchable generation. (natural gas, nuclear and 20% of the battery addition, since it only runs for 4 hours max).

This shortfall in dispatchable generation will increase price volatility and outages especially during the time when solar production rolls off.

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