Poor Texans Pay Needlessly Because of Fund Loss

Poor Texans Pay Needlessly Because of Fund Loss

Criticism mounts over divergence of System Benefit Fund Tens of thousands of low-income Texans will pay higher-than-necessary electric bills this summer because a special fund to help them has gone largely untapped. That’s the word from several news outlets, which are...
4 Heat Wave Conservation Tips to Save You $$$

4 Heat Wave Conservation Tips to Save You $$$

The record heat in Texas this week has sent electricity usage soaring. Several Texas power plants also failed unexpectedly, leading to greater burdens for the power grid and higher wholesale energy prices in the spot market. ERCOT, the grid operator, issued...
Temperatures in Texas soar — and so do energy prices

Temperatures in Texas soar — and so do energy prices

The rolling blackouts that swept through Texas last February have been blamed on the unexpected failure of generation plants. The temperature dropped during a cold snap, the plants froze up, and then — before anybody really knew what hit them — the lights went out....