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Original Research 2014

Exploring Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT, Part III: The Role of Demand Response, Energy Efficiency, and Combined Heat & Power

By Drs. Ira Shavel, Peter Fox-Penner and Jurgen Weiss, et al., The Brattle Group (June 3, 2014). Prepared for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition.

The third report in the series of ERCOT studies from The Brattle Group finds that natural gas and renewable energy will continue to dominate additional supply in the Texas electric grid over the next 20 years, and adoption of expanded energy efficiency and demand response programs could cut projected peak demand growth in half over the same time frame.

Please see our "Original Research 2013" tab for previous studies in this series.

Read TCEC's press release on the report here.

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