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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

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?

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

“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?

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 that remain...

Surcharges, Surcharges and more Surcharges

There’s been plenty of extra costs and surcharges loaded onto consumer electric bills as the result of various legislative actions. Here’s a partial list of bills adopted during the last several sessions – and the potential impact on Texas electric ratepayers. Senate...

Texas vs. the United States

When it comes to making excuses for the high cost of power, the industry likes to compare apples to oranges. For instance, industry reps have compared current Texas prices to nationwide prices from five months ago – even though nationwide prices have come down since...

AARP: Market Transparency Will Bring Consumer Savings

Want to save big bucks on your light bill? A new report sponsored by AARP proposes a no-cost policy change that could save the state’s deregulated electricity market nearly $1billion annually – or about $52 on an average bill – while simultaneously bolstering...

Nuclear Renaissance?

Despite all the recent hype about nuclear power, a new renaissance in the industry may not be in America"s future. At least, that"s how many have interpreted recent statements by new FERC chairman Jon Wellinghoff, who created quite a stir in the industry with his...

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