Energy News for the Texas Market

So, exactly how much electricity can Texas produce? No one knows and regulators are trying to find out

By: L.M. Sixel |

Texas is heading into summer with the tightest reserve margin on record, a less than comfortable cushion if Texas faces another string of triple-digit temperatures and power generators have problems keeping up with demand.

But it turns out that Texas has more power generation at its disposal that […]

2018-12-20T16:53:11-05:00December 20th, 2018|Texas Market|

Houstonians paid 9.4 percent more for power last year

By: L.M. Sixel |

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Houston-area residents paid 9.4 percent more for electricity in November compared with a year earlier, reflecting fears of shortages in the wholesale electricity market that drove up power prices.

The market was concerned whether there were enough supplies of electricity, especially after […]

2018-12-17T11:39:22-05:00December 17th, 2018|Texas Market|

When summer arrives, Texas’ electricity reserve margins will be tight

By: L.M. Sixel |

Higher-than-expected demand for electricity coupled with cancellations of planned power generation projects will leave less room for error in the coming summer, according to the manager of the state’s power grid.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is forecasting next summer’s reserve margin for electricity, an important measure of the cushion […]

2018-12-06T13:12:44-05:00December 4th, 2018|Texas Market|

Complaints about Texas electricity billing at a 3-year high

By: L.M. Sixel |

The number of electricity complaints and concerns lodged with Texas regulators during the past year stands hit  new three-year high, reversing a generally downward trend in complaints about electricity service, according to a new study.

Texans filed 5,400 complaints and inquiries with the Public Utility Commission last year, nearly […]

2018-11-14T12:46:32-05:00November 14th, 2018|Texas Market|