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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...

CenterPoint Profits, Rates On The Rise

Thanks in large part to its repeated rate increases and customer growth, profits are up for CenterPoint Energy. That’s the word from the Houston Chronicle, which reported this week that its hometown electricity and natural gas distributor made profits of $135 million...

Report: Even With Excessive Profits, Gas Utilities Still Hike Rates

In Texas, gas utilities already reporting excessive profits frequently seek permission to charge their customers even more. But rather than rejecting those requests outright, regulators typically green light them with almost no questions asked. That dramatic finding,...

TCAP Updates Electric Deregulation Annual Report

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...

New wind record in Texas

Wind generation briefly topped the 15,000-megawatt mark this month, achieving a new record for total instantaneous wind power output in Texas. Wind turbines cranked out 15,033 MW of electricity at 12:35 p.m. on Sunday, reported ERCOT, the operator of the state’s main...

SmartMeterTexas website comes under PUC review

The extra bells and whistles – and who, ultimately, pays for them – has taken center stage in an ongoing debate over the state’s under-utilized SmartMeterTexas website for electric consumers. The website, in theory, can help Texans save money by providing them with...

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