(Courtesy Texas Energy Report) A key consultant says that that with typical weather patterns, Texans shouldn’t expect a sizable increase in the number of blackouts even if the state’s generation reserves decline somewhat.
Under the program, which is open to larger-volume customers, eligible participants will have a half hour to respond to ERCOT requests to reduce electricity usage.
The Texas Coalition for Affordable Power issues a statement regarding the PUC’s decision to increase a price offer cap in the state’s wholesale electricity market by 50 percent.
Media outlets across Texas are focusing this week on the Texas Public Utility Commission, which has a vote scheduled that could increase electric bills.
A business group estimates a $4.5 billion cost for a proposal now pending at the Texas Public Utility Commission. That could equate to $17 per month on home bills.