TCCFUI Blog

BLOG: Proposed Changes to ERCOT Mechanism Could Impact Prices

Posted on Feb 21, 2018

It’s called the Operating Demand Reserve Curve — ORDC for short. You can be forgiven if you’ve never heard of it.

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BLOG: Texas Regulators Want Utility Rates to Reflect Tax Savings

Posted on Feb 13, 2018

State agencies can order utility rate reductions, or can insist that utilities reduce previously planned increases.

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BLOG: TCCFUI Applauds Texas Supreme Court Win In Utility Pole Dispute

Posted on Feb 8, 2018

Municipal groups and the state’s largest electric utility had been at odds over the potentially expensive issue for years.

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BLOG: Texas Gas Utility Bills Increase, Despite Falling Commodity Costs

Posted on Jan 11, 2018

Regular increases in regulated delivery charges have depleted what should have been savings in home gas bills.

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BLOG: Will Mexico Developments Undercut Authority over ERCOT?

Posted on Dec 1, 2017

ERCOT is an island unto itself — that is, unless the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission takes over.

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BLOG: Federal Study Examines Electric Reliability, Natural Gas

Posted on Nov 20, 2017

Texas experienced rolling blackouts in 2011 after several gas-fired plants shut down during a major cold front.

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BLOG: Wind Power to Surpass Coal in Texas, Expert Predicts

Posted on Nov 6, 2017

There may be a dramatic reversal in fortunes for a generation source that has been a power market mainstay.

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BLOG: Despite generation retirements, ERCOT projects sufficient power

Posted on Nov 2, 2017

Latest ERCOT projects shows state with sufficient power in coming months, despite plant retirements.

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BLOG: Proposed Oncor deal better than previous ones, advocates say

Posted on Oct 13, 2017

California-based company’s offer receives satisfactory marks — albeit preliminary ones — from consumer groups.

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BLOG: Critics Warn Proposals Could Hike Houston Power Costs

Posted on Oct 12, 2017

The Texas PUC will consider the proposals during an Oct. 13 work session.

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