ERCOT: Grid Is Stable

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

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...
Critics: Alternative Rate-Making Could Increase Costs

Critics: Alternative Rate-Making Could Increase Costs

AUSTIN — Although supported by utility monopolies, overhauling the state’s procedures for setting home electric rates would lead to higher prices for costumers, more paperwork for regulators and cause big headaches for retail electric providers. Those were some...