Wind Power to Surpass Coal in Texas, Expert Predicts

Wind Power to Surpass Coal in Texas, Expert Predicts

With the expected retirement of several aging plants and the continued growth of wind power, the production of electricity from wind turbines may soon supersede that from coal in Texas. That’s the word from University of Texas-Austin research fellow Joshua Rhodes, who...
TCAP Documents Continuing Drop in Electric Complaints

TCAP Documents Continuing Drop in Electric Complaints

Continuing a generally downward trend that began nearly a decade ago, electricity complaints filed with state regulators have dropped to a new post-deregulation low, according to a new report from the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power. All told, Texans filed 4,175...
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...