Texas PUC directs staff to draft order approving Oncor-Sempra deal

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 […]

2018-02-19T10:37:44-05:00February 19th, 2018|Texas Market|

Ameren Illinois enhancing energy delivery system in Madison County

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 […]

2018-02-19T10:36:12-05:00February 19th, 2018|Illinois Market|

Texas regulators wrestling with how to be sure firms like Oncor pass tax-cut savings to consumers

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 […]

2018-02-19T10:31:03-05:00February 19th, 2018|Texas Market|

Renewable energy tops 18 percent of U.S. electricity grid, rivaling nuclear

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 […]

2018-02-16T13:52:08-05:00February 16th, 2018|National Market|