The #PowerTweets feature tracks trends in project finance and M&A in the Americas on Twitter. For more news and coverage, follow @PowerFinRisk on Twitter, as well as editor @richmetcalf and reporters @Shravanbhat and @TaryanaOdayar.

ERCOT set a new all-time systemwide peak demand record this afternoon, reaching 71,438 MW between 3 and 4 p.m. The prior record of 71,110 MW was set on Aug. 11, 2016.

American Wind Energy‏ @AWEA Jul 18
New report: Nine states now generate 20% or more of their electricity with wind and solar power.  #RenewablesRising

Daniel Dale @ddale8 Jul 16
Two security experts from the Department of Energy left plutonium and radioactive cesium in the back seat of their rental car at a hotel in a high-crime neighbourhood. Someone smashed the window and stole it.

Mizuho Americas‏ @MizuhoAmericas Jul 16
Wall Street is looking to gain an edge on the California wildfire issue with #utility giants $PCG & $EIX. Utility Analyst Paul Fremont spent three days in Sacramento to learn how to best advise clients on navigating the sector.

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