Electric Cooperative vs Deregulation: Who Pays More?

Electric Cooperative vs Deregulation: Who Pays More?

On June 18th, Donna Nelson, a member of the Public Utility Commission, paid a surprise visit to the board of the Pedernales Electric Cooperative. Her message: it’s time for the PEC to deregulate. The PEC delivers electricity to more than 200,000 accounts in Central...
Electric Deregulation Still Failing to Deliver For Texans

Electric Deregulation Still Failing to Deliver For Texans

There’s a lot been made about the relationship between natural gas prices and how much we all pay for electricity. That’s because a large portion of the energy sold in the Lone Star State comes from gas-fired electricity plants. So when the price of natural gas goes...
Tale of Two Cities: Houston and San Antonio

Tale of Two Cities: Houston and San Antonio

Electricity still too expensive under Texas electric deregulation law That electricity rates have gone down in recent months is great news without a doubt. But that doesn’t mean that flaws in our state’s deregulated system have been corrected. Consider, for example,...
Dallas Morning News: ERCOT Lacks Accountability

Dallas Morning News: ERCOT Lacks Accountability

The pervasive lack of accountability at ERCOT, the organization that manages the Texas power grid, has drawn the attention of one of the state’s leading newspapers. In an April 7 editorial, The Dallas Morning News endorsed two important bills that would help reform...