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Texas Gas Utility Bills Increase, Despite Falling Commodity Costs

Natural gas commodity prices are less than half what they were in 2004 and yet average home gas bills have gone up. How can this be? Why aren’t Texans enjoying real savings in their gas utility bills? The answer relates to pipeline and distribution charges, which are...

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...

Despite generation retirements, ERCOT projects sufficient power

Texas should have sufficient generation capacity to safely keep the lights burning for the coming months — even given the announced retirements of several big generating plants. That's the word this week from ERCOT, the organization that manages the state's main power...

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

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

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

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

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, has...

Hurricane Harvey Safety Advisory & Power Restoration Update

Remember: always exercise extreme caution when dealing with electricity during a flood. “When possible, we recommend that you contact a licensed electrician to advise and assist during flood conditions in turning power off at the breaker box and back on,” advises...

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...

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