SWEPCO seeks big rate increase

SWEPCO seeks big rate increase

Tens of thousands of consumers living in north and east Texas would end up paying 20 percent more for electricity under a proposed rate hike by AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company. The company (which is more commonly known as SWEPCO) filed its request before the...
Texans Continue Paying Too Much for Electricity

Texans Continue Paying Too Much for Electricity

Although some electric retailers have cut prices in recent weeks, Texas consumers continue paying too much for power, according to an analysis of federal data. The Energy Information Administration, a federal agency that collects information about the electric...
Chicken Problems for the Texas Wind Industry?

Chicken Problems for the Texas Wind Industry?

In case you missed it, the Associated Press has an interesting story this week about a small bird that’s leading to big headaches for the wind industry. Known as the “lesser prairie chicken,” the bird is apparently very close to being listed as threatened or...
Oncor’s White Elephant

Oncor’s White Elephant

“Bagging a white elephant” — that’s how the Dallas Morning News characterized moves by Oncor to purchase nearly 900,000 automated meters now considered to be obsolete because they fail to meet state guidelines. In his June 5th front page article, reporter Steve...
KHOU-TV: Houstonians Paying Too Much for Power?

KHOU-TV: Houstonians Paying Too Much for Power?

More than $1 billion — that’s how much Houstonians pay in excess electricity costs each year under deregulation, according to a recent segment on KHOU-TV in Houston. Reporter Dave Fehling noted that residents in San Antonio and Austin — two cities...