ERCOT employs new system when Comanche Peak shuts down

June 26, 2023, 12:00PMANS Nuclear Cafe
Comanche Peak nuclear power plant. (Photo: Meranda Cohn/Vistra)

When a technical problem with a feedwater pump at Unit 1 of the Comanche Peak nuclear power plant caused the unit to shut down temporarily on June 16, a new backup system was employed by grid operator Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to make up for the electricity loss.