HB 1665

85(R) - 2017
House State Affairs
House State Affairs
Intergovernmental Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Rene Oliveira

Bill Caption

Relating to the regulation of cross-border electric generating facilities.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 1665 intends to promote economic export opportunities by implementing procedures related to switchable electric generating facilities for cross-border dispatch. Specifically, this bill would require the Public Utility Commission to approve a binding coordination agreement made between the Electric Reliability Council of Texas power grid and an electric power grid in Mexico that is adjacent to the ERCOT grid, as subject to certain conditions and requirements.

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 1665 neither uplifts nor offends our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral. That being said, this is likely sound public policy because it will allow for added power generation capacity during peak demand times.