TCAP Releases Updated History of Deregulation Report

TCAP Releases Updated History of Deregulation Report

It was with the promise of better prices and choices that state lawmakers in 1999 adopted the Texas electric deregulation law. Newly minted electric companies would compete for customers. In theory, market forces would keep a lid on bills. How has Texas fared since...
Question to Regulators: Is The Sky Falling?

Question to Regulators: Is The Sky Falling?

Is the sky falling? That’s what state Sen. Troy Fraser wants to know. The chairman of the Senate’s Natural Resources Committee told regulators during a meeting this week that they may be stirring up unwarranted anxiety about the risk in Texas of future blackouts....
Expensive Errors: Reliability Forecasts Fall Short

Expensive Errors: Reliability Forecasts Fall Short

ERCOT officials will release a new report later this year that should incorporate a more robust modeling technique. The findings may play an important role in the ongoing debate over resource adequacy — and could have a real impact on how much we all pay for electricity.