Call for Emergency Disconnection Rules

Call for Emergency Disconnection Rules

State Rep. Sylvester Turner has called upon Texas regulators to adopt emergency rules that would protect electric customers against disconnections during the dog days of summer. In a petition filed before the Texas Public Utility Commission, the Houston lawmaker has...
Dallas Morning News: Adopt CSSB 1772

Dallas Morning News: Adopt CSSB 1772

The “last, best hope” for those who care about electricity prices. That’s how The Dallas Morning News described Senate Bill 1772 in an editorial May 22. The newspaper urged House lawmakers to quickly take up the bill and vote it out before time runs out on the 81st...
ERCOT: Climate Legislation = Higher Prices

ERCOT: Climate Legislation = Higher Prices

A typical monthly electric bill could increase by $27 as a consequence of proposed climate change legislation in Washington, according to a new analysis by ERCOT. Released May 12, the report projects the cost of reducing carbon emissions back down to 2005 levels by...
Another Erroneous Nodal Budget

Another Erroneous Nodal Budget

The ink is hardly dry on the new nodal budget – all $644 million of it — and already ERCOT is having to admit that it has made another error. During an April 22 ERCOT board meeting, ERCOT Chief Financial Officer Steve Byone acknowledged that planners for the...
Customer Protections in HB 3245

Customer Protections in HB 3245

Texas electric ratepayers could expect more protections against losing power during those days when the summertime heat reaches dangerously high levels, under legislation favored by CAPP, AARP and other consumer groups. House Bill 3245, by state Rep. Burt Solomons,...