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The Texas Reliability Entity — also known as the “Texas RE” — is charged with monitoring and enforcing ERCOT compliance with federal electric reliability standards from the North American Electric Regulatory Corporation. The Texas RE also serves as the PUC’s Reliability Monitor for the ERCOT region.
Although it made landfall outside the state, Hurricane Laura knocked out power for hundreds of thousand customers within Texas and wreaked havoc on the local utility.
The supply of electricity in Texas this fall and winter should keep up with demand, according to recent reports.
By potentially shifting a portion of the state’s very large energy needs from transportation onto the electric system, electric vehicles present challenges to Texas’s utility framework.
Several major utilities filed applications at the PUC to adjust charges associated with their electric distribution systems.
Texans set a new peak electricity demand record for the month of July by consuming 73,962 megawatts of power between 4 and 5 p.m. on July 13.
Cumulatively, the charges have totaled more than $6.6 billion. Utility customers — both home users or businesses — have had them included with their transmission and distribution rates.
SWEPCO had not shown the out-of-state wind facilities would result in lower costs for Texas customers, according to regulators.
The COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program applies only to residential customers in areas with retail electric deregulation.
CenterPoint serves as the primary electric transmission and distribution utility and natural gas utility for Houston, its surrounding areas and for a large swath of the Texas Gulf Coast.