Solar Strides Raising New Utility Rate Challenges

Solar Strides Raising New Utility Rate Challenges

The Texas solar industry has just came off its best quarter ever, and experts now predict the market here could become the nation’s second largest within just five years. The solar industry also is making strides nationwide — utility-scale installations grew in 2017...
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...
PUC’s Nelson Pushes for PowerToChoose Reform

PUC’s Nelson Pushes for PowerToChoose Reform

Change for the better could soon be coming to the state’s electric shopping website under reforms promoted by Public Utility Commission chairwoman Donna Nelson. The website, powertochoose.org, has been around since 2002, the very beginning of retail electric...