By: Chris Martin |
Vistra closed three coal units that generated 4.2 gigawatts
Forward price for 2018 peak jumped 40 percent over five days
Massive coal plant retirements are already pushing up Texas power prices, and next year it could get even worse.
By: Ryan Maye Handy |
Wholesale summer power prices in Texas are expected to rise after the shutdown of three coal-fired power plants last year. But by how much — and what kind of impact those increases will have on electricity bills — might not be known until the summer is over, regulators […]
By: Mark Watson |
The Public Utility Commission of Texas on Thursday directed its staff to draft an order approving Sempra Energy’s purchase of Oncor Electric Delivery, majority owner of Texas’ largest transmission system, in a deal valued at almost $16.5 billion.
DeAnn Walker, who chairs the PUC, directed Stephen Journeay, the commission’s director […]
By: Alton Telegraph |
As part of its multi-year plan to improve service reliability and create jobs in central and southern Illinois, Ameren Illinois announced Friday it is upgrading more than 45,000 electric and natural gas meters for residential customers in and around Madison County.
Customers in the following communities will benefit from these […]
By: Jeff Mosier |
Oncor has already agreed to return its estimated $245 million in tax rate savings to consumers. But getting the money from the electricity distributor to customers’ bank accounts is not as easy as it sounds.
Texas utility regulators are asking transmission companies like Oncor to keep track of how […]
By: Matt Dotray |
The Public Utility Commission gave Lubbock Power & Light a few more instructions Thursday, and predicts a final vote on LP&L’s bid to join the Electric Reliability Council of Texas grid should take place at the next meeting March 8.
With LP&L having already entered into agreements with both parties, […]
By: James Osborne |
Solar farms, wind turbines and hydroelectric dams are getting close to surpassing nuclear power plants contribution to the U.S. electrical grid, according to a new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
Last year 18 percent of electrical generation came from renewable energy sources – more than double what they did […]
By: Jeff Mosier |
The four-year search to find a new owner for Oncor — Texas’ largest regulated utility — appears to be nearly over.
Texas Public Utility Commissioners asked staff members Thursday to prepare an order approving the $9.45 billion sale in time for the agency’s March 8 meeting. Besides that vote on San […]