New Agency Chair Questions Pending Oncor-Sharyland Swap

New Agency Chair Questions Pending Oncor-Sharyland Swap

Saying she wants to get the details right for ratepayers, the new Public Utility Commission chair is raising last-minute objections to a multi-million deal between the Oncor and Sharyland utilities. But DeeAnn Walker — who was appointed PUC chair on Sept. 20 and who...
Texas Solar Growth Among Nation’s Highest

Texas Solar Growth Among Nation’s Highest

The Texas solar industry has marked its strongest quarter ever with 375 megawatts of new capacity added in just three months, according to a new report. The report also ranked Texas second among states for solar growth during the second quarter of 2017, and projected...
ERCOT Reports Sufficient Power

ERCOT Reports Sufficient Power

Texas should have more than enough electricity to reliably serve its needs during the upcoming fall and winter, according to the organization that manages the state’s primary power grid. Neither will system reliability be undermined by the lingering effects of...
Editorial Blasts Flawed Gas Utility Rate Program

Editorial Blasts Flawed Gas Utility Rate Program

A parade of under-the-radar rate hikes — that’s been the unfortunate result of a controversial Railroad Commission program that now has captured the attention of The Dallas Morning News. The program, known as the Gas Reliability Infrastructure Program, or GRIP,...
ERCOT: Grid Is Stable

ERCOT: Grid Is Stable

FROM THE ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL OF TEXAS 5 p.m., Aug. 28, 2017 The ERCOT grid continues to be in stable condition following Hurricane Harvey. However, several transmission lines remain out of service, especially near Corpus Christi and Victoria where Hurricane...