Cure for ERCOT’s Summertime Blues

Cure for ERCOT’s Summertime Blues

A relatively mild summer and new power plant construction have combined to ease the burden on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the state’s primary electric grid operator. Nicholas Sakelaris, of the Dallas Business Journal, reports this week that new natural...
Embattled electric company owner accepts penalty, ban

Embattled electric company owner accepts penalty, ban

Here’s a quick update about Proton Energy, the tiny Texas retail electric company who couldn”t. Staff at the Texas Public Utility Commission earlier accused Proton of being a serial rules violator. On Friday, the three commissioners approved a legal settlement...
Variable-Rate Deals: Buyers Beware

Variable-Rate Deals: Buyers Beware

Beware variable-rate deals. The popular electricity offers may look tempting, but they can become very expensive … very quickly. What’s a variable-rate deal? In areas of Texas with electric competition, electricity is typically sold for a fixed-term or on a...
Embattled electric company owner accepts penalty, ban

Little Electric Company Faces Potentially Big Fines

Proton Energy, the little company that couldn’t, is making headlines again. As detailed by Dave Lieber of the Dallas Morning News, the electric retailer that operates out of a gas station faces an additional $600,000 in fines. That’s on top of the more than $2 million...