April 12 — In a memo in advance of today’s open meeting, concerning a draft proposal for adoption which, as part of removing certain low-income customer benefits from the Substantive Rules due to elimination of the System Benefit Fund, would require that retail electric providers extend to all residential customers the ability to pay deposits in excess of $50 in two equal installments, Public Utility Commission of Texas Chairman DeAnn Walker said that Senate Bill 1976, “preclude[s],” the PUC from adopting such an extension of the deposit benefit to all residential customers.

— Energy Choice Matters