New Agency Chair Questions Pending Oncor-Sharyland Swap

New Agency Chair Questions Pending Oncor-Sharyland Swap

Saying she wants to get the details right for ratepayers, the new Public Utility Commission chair is raising last-minute objections to a multi-million deal between the Oncor and Sharyland utilities. But DeeAnn Walker — who was appointed PUC chair on Sept. 20 and who...
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...
Hurricane Harvey: Power Restoration Update

Hurricane Harvey: Power Restoration Update

Hurricane Harvey knocked out service at power plants and across giant transmission lines — but the ERCOT electric grid weathered the storm. All told, power stopped flowing across six of the state’s massive 345 kilovolt lines, as well as across 91 138 kV lines and 138...