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Proposed Meter Tampering Rules: A Thorny Issue for Consumers

The Public Utility Commission is currently considering new rules relating to a very important and thorny issue: meter tampering. That is, on occasion a private individual may improperly disconnect, rewire or otherwise alter an electric meter in such a way as to reduce...

Oncor’s Controversial Meters: An Expensive History

Killeen residents continue giving Oncor an earful about their new advanced meters and high electric bills. Oncor has blamed a recent cold snap -- and not the new meters – as the likely culprit for high bills. Lost in the debate, however, is the controversial history...

Killeen Residents Angered by Electric Service

Folks in Killeen appear to be a bit up in arms about their electric service. City officials there report numerous complaints in recent weeks -- mostly from residents who have suffered poor service or who have received unexpectedly high electric bills. "I've had...

Houston and San Antonio: A Tale of Two Cities

Here’s a bit more bad news about prices under the state’s flawed deregulated system. According to recent figures from the Public Utility Commission web site, residents in the state"s largest city under deregulation (Houston) continue paying far more for electricity...

Generators push proposal to hike prices within wholesale market

A proposal designed not to limit the price of electricity – but to actually increase it during certain periods — could face Public Utility Commission scrutiny in 2010, according to some market watchers. Extremely costly to consumers, the proposal would create a...

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