SmartMeterTexas website comes under PUC review

SmartMeterTexas website comes under PUC review

The extra bells and whistles – and who, ultimately, pays for them – has taken center stage in an ongoing debate over the state’s under-utilized SmartMeterTexas website for electric consumers. The website, in theory, can help Texans save money by providing them with...
84th Texas Legislature: Bills to Watch

84th Texas Legislature: Bills to Watch

The 84th session of the Texas Legislature is in full swing, with scores of bills already filed that could end up helping or harming Texas energy consumers.  Just below we’ve listed a few that are worth watching. House Bill 224, by state Rep. Ryan Guillen, and House...
Oncor defends record, but neglects important details

Oncor defends record, but neglects important details

Has Oncor systematically shortchanged its electric distribution system? That’s the question from Public Utility Commission Kenneth Anderson, who wrote in a recent memo that repeated outages in North Texas have him left wondering whether the company is doing enough to...
Progress for long delayed energy efficiency program

Progress for long delayed energy efficiency program

A long-delayed program intended to deliver high-tech energy savings to low-income Texans may finally be getting back on track. But questions remain — including whether large numbers of low-income Texans will avail themselves of the new technology. The devices included...