3 reasons Texas’ electric grid survived a summer that pushed its limits

By: Kim Rainwater |

As the hot summer approached, state leaders expressed concern about potential blackouts and brownouts. Yet, thoughtful planning, a functional electricity market, and clean energy helped ensure the lights stayed on.

Power outage concerns­­

Hotter temperatures and continued population and commercial growth drove record electricity demand this past summer. Additionally, in early […]

2018-10-26T12:32:26-05:00October 26th, 2018|Texas Market|

PUCO orders utilities to cut rates after tax cut

By: Thomas Gnau |

The Ohio body regulating utilities is directing those utilities to lower rates in light of last year’s federal corporate income tax cut — a process several utilities have already started.

“The PUCO (Public Utilities Commission of Ohio) warned of penalties for utilities that fail to initiate the process for rate […]

2018-10-26T12:26:11-05:00October 26th, 2018|Ohio Market|

Paying too much for electricity? You may have to check the fine print.

By: Steve Daniels |

ComEd has responded to regulators’ “call to action” to post its energy price on the bills of households buying from above-market-price suppliers by proposing to stuff it in a section no one looks at. Who benefits? ComEd’s sister company, Constellation.

It looked like something of a breakthrough on solving the vexing problem […]

2018-10-24T10:11:54-05:00October 24th, 2018|Illinois Market|

Oncor acquires West Texas power lines in $1.3 billion deal with Hunt family

By: Conor Shine |

Dallas-based electricity distributor Oncor plans to bulk up its Texas transmission network with a $1.3 billion acquisition of the Hunt family-owned InfraREIT, the companies announced Thursday.

The deal will give Oncor and its majority owner, San Diego-based Sempra Energy, control of Hunt-owned infrastructure including power lines in the Panhandle and […]

2018-10-19T10:19:53-05:00October 19th, 2018|Texas Market|

Certain California Residents will See Increases in their Utility Bills

By: Marivic Cabural Summers |

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decided to revise the fee for certain utility customers across the state.

On Thursday, the CPUC said the revised fee called Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) will affect Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) and Direct Access customers. These California residents will see increases in […]

2018-10-15T15:55:57-05:00October 15th, 2018|California Market|