What can you do about a high electricity bill? If your monthly energy costs in your Texas home are becoming an unpleasant surprise for you, relief can be found in your electricity usage.
Demand for power this summer is expected to shatter previous records, ERCOT revealed in a report released Monday. But officials with the state’s grid operator say they anticipate having enough generation to meet the soaring need. Still, Texans have been asked recently to make a few sacrifices amid unseasonably hot weather.
The Texas Public Utility Commission’s February 2021 emergency rules allowing an increase in electric rates to $9,000 per megawatt hour in response to Winter Storm were invalid and screwed up the state’s power system.
Oil is going up again after Russia cut natural gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria, escalating the energy crisis and continuing to drive up electricity prices around the world.
Western governments are rethinking dependence on Russian oil and gas, and it is a big opportunity for nuclear power to grow and help to lower electricity prices in Texas as well as the rest of the country and the world.
decades on the back of higher energy demand and market turmoil caused by the war in Ukraine. The electric rate could reach 15.6 cents a kilowatt hour, according to estimates.
Texas has enough wind and solar power to phase out coal entirely to reduce Electric Rates, but there’s a catch! The state’s energy grid is a mess, and it is standing in the way of a faster transition in Texas away from coal and toward renewables.
The Public Utility Commission of Texas has approved a base rate increase for Southwestern Electric Power Company (American Electric Power). Southwestern Electric Power Company serves 187,500 customers in Northeast Texas and the Texas Panhandle.
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