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...
TCAP Releases Electric Pricing Report

TCAP Releases Electric Pricing Report

Average residential electricity prices in areas of Texas with retail electric competition have declined during a recent 10-year period, while simultaneously increasing in areas exempt from electric competition, according to a new report from the Texas Coalition for...
New June Energy Records Set for Texas

New June Energy Records Set for Texas

On June 23 — a hot day even by Texas standards — electrical consumption on the state’s main power grid spiked in quick succession to 66.7 gigawatts, 67.5 gigawatts and then to 67.7 gigawatts.. Each spike represented a new June record for peak power usage, and they all...
ERCOT Forecasts Enough Power for Summer, Beyond

ERCOT Forecasts Enough Power for Summer, Beyond

Good news from the operator of state’s primary electric grid: Texas should have enough generation capacity to keep the lights on this summer and fall, even during periods of peak use. Texas also should have sufficient power reserves over the next five years. These...