ERCOT: Rotating power outages not expected

By: EMMA PEREZ-TREVIÑO |

Unlike October, residents are not likely to experience rotating power outages during peak demand this summer as sufficient electric generation is projected, an official with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which operates the state’s power grid, said Thursday.

Dan Woodfin, ERCOT’s director of system operations, visited the Rio Grande Valley […]

2015-06-01T16:05:27-05:00May 29th, 2015|Texas Market|

Connecticut House approves ban on variable-rate electricity contracts

By: Luther Turmelle |

The Connecticut House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve passage of a bill that would ban variable-rate electric contracts for residential power customers.

The 144-1 vote — State Rep. John Piscopo, R-Thomaston, was the only lawmaker who voted against it — sends Senate Bill 573 to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s […]

2015-05-28T08:51:42-05:00May 28th, 2015|Connecticut Market|

How Californians Pay For Electricity Is Going To Change, But Will It Be Better Or Worse?

By: Sheryl Carter |

The agency that oversees California’s largest electric utilities will soon decide how much control Californians will maintain over their electricity bills and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) could either reinforce, or weaken, customer incentives for investing in energy efficiency and rooftop solar power generation through the rate design they […]

2015-05-28T08:49:15-05:00May 27th, 2015|California Market|

NYSEG wants rate increase

By: Jeff Platsky |

New York State Electric & Gas Corp. customers will be paying more for electric and natural gas service by next May if New York regulators approve a rate increase requested by the utility.

The proposed increase would raise average residential electric bills by $8 a month and average residential natural gas […]

2015-05-22T16:42:04-05:00May 21st, 2015|New York Market|

PSEG makes $4.8M in infrastructure upgrades to better meet demand

By: VALERIE BAUMAN |

PSEG Long Island recently invested $4.8 million in two infrastructure upgrade projects in Huntington and Elwood.

A $3.1 million project at the Elwood substation installed new power control equipment that officials said will support voltage levels in the Town of Huntington. The addition will ensure voltages stay within the limits, which […]

2015-05-19T14:48:29-05:00May 19th, 2015|New York Market|