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TCAP REPORT: Reversing Positive Trend, Electricity Complaints Increase

Breaking a generally declining trend, the number of electricity-related complaints filed with Texas regulators jumped by nearly one-third during the last fiscal year and they now stand at a new three-year high, according to a new report from the Texas Coalition for...

Texas 2018 Mid-Term Election Round-Up: Texas House, Senate & More

MID-TERM ELECTION RESULTS Statewide voter turnout was 52.5% as 8.29 million Texans voted in the General Election. As a comparison, just 4.6 million Texans voted in the 2014 General Election which was the last presidential mid-term election. Here is a quick recap of...

ERCOT Reports Sufficient Capacity for Coming Winter and Spring

Thumbs up. That the sign from ERCOT, which reported on Thursday that Texas generators should keep up with electricity demand during the winter and spring of 2019. ERCOT, also known as the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, is the organization that oversees the...

ERCOT Has “More than Sufficient” Reserves from Economic Perspective

The ERCOT energy market — like any wholesale energy market — needs a constant supply of reserve generating capacity to ensure it operates reliably. But how much reserve capacity? A system with too much may cost too much to operate. A system with too little runs the...

Dallas Morning News Releases Investigative Report on Atmos Explosions

The Dallas Morning News on September 23 published "Time Bomb," an ambitious two-part investigation into the safety record of Atmos Energy. The report was authored by journalists Cary Aspinwall and Holly K. Hacker. The first part, entitled "How Atmos Energy's Natural...

ERCOT Projections Show Sufficient Power in Texas for Coming Months

Texas should have enough power to keep the lights on this fall and winter according to reports issued today by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the state’s primary power grid. The quasi-governmental organization on Thursday released both its final Seasonal...

Announcement: TCAP Electric Deregulation Report Available in Print

It was with the promise of better prices and choices that state lawmakers in 1999 adopted the Texas electric deregulation law. Newly minted electric companies would compete for customers. In theory, market forces would keep a lid on bills. How has Texas fared since...

Newspaper Calls for Action on Tax Cuts in Home Electric Bills

At the urging of cities and regulators, the state’s regulated electric utilities have committed to pass along savings from last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. But will home customers ever benefit? That’s the big question posed recently by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram....

Announcement: TCAP Director Offers Tips on Energy Procurement

Purchasing power in Texas can be a complicated business. What terms of service are best? How do you know, really, what the small print means?  Now just imagine the challenges that confront city officials as they purchase power -- sometimes tens of thousands of...

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