Oncor’s Big Battery Push: Cost Saver or Too Costly?

Oncor’s Big Battery Push: Cost Saver or Too Costly?

Oncor, the state’s largest electric monopoly, wants to invest billions of dollars in energy storage technology — a proposal that could lead to the placement of refrigerator-sized batteries behind shopping malls and in residential neighborhoods. But the ambitious plan...
New home for state’s under-used smart meter website?

New home for state’s under-used smart meter website?

Like the unluckiest dog at the animal shelter, an under-utilized website intended to help Texans reduce their energy consumption is having a hard time finding adoptive parents. The website, SmartMeterTexas.com, is currently operated by a coalition of transmission and...
Progress for long delayed energy efficiency program

Progress for long delayed energy efficiency program

A long-delayed program intended to deliver high-tech energy savings to low-income Texans may finally be getting back on track. But questions remain — including whether large numbers of low-income Texans will avail themselves of the new technology. The devices included...