14 Dec 2023
Ysabelle Swan

Podcast: Exploring ERCOT with Brandt Vermillion

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) oversees the flow of electric power to the majority of Texas. Handling over 90% of the state’s electric load, there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes. Learn what goes on in the control room, and what happens when dealing with the unexpected.

Exploring ERCOT with Brandt Vermillion

In this episode, Quentin sits down with Modo Energy’s ERCOT Market Lead - Brandt Vermillion. Over the course of the conversation, they discuss:

  • The differences between an ISO and RTO - and which one ERCOT falls into.
  • Some examples of irresolvable constraints faced by the control room.
  • Storm Uri from an operations perspective and how it sparked change in buildout and deployment.
  • The current state of battery buildout in ERCOT.
  • What’s next for batteries, with Ancillary Service saturation on the horizon.

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