Wind Power to Surpass Coal in Texas, Expert Predicts

Wind Power to Surpass Coal in Texas, Expert Predicts

With the expected retirement of several aging plants and the continued growth of wind power, the production of electricity from wind turbines may soon supersede that from coal in Texas. That’s the word from University of Texas-Austin research fellow Joshua Rhodes, 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...
TCAP Report: Electricity Complaints Fall To New Low

TCAP Report: Electricity Complaints Fall To New Low

Electricity complaints filed with state regulators have dropped precipitously to a new post-electric deregulation low, according to a new report by the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power. All told, Texans filed 4,835 electricity-related complaints or inquiries with...
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...