After the gnarly 2021 winter storm, the Texas Legislature ordered an overhaul of the state’s power market to prevent future blackouts, but many legislators don’t like the option on the table The Public Utility Commission of Texas unveiled a proposal… Read More »Texas’ Proposal to Overhaul Electric Power
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Oncor is supposed to be Texas’ largest regulated utility, and they are milking residents for an extra $60 million in profits during the scorching heat wave this summer.
As the Texas heat pushes up power demand to record highs, ERCOT state is ordering plants to run constantly. This is called “reliability unit commitments” to ensure supply. Texas is using the rule more than ever before.
Power to Choose was intended to be the fact-based, unbiased website of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to compare electricity rates but electricity companies are sneaky. Here’s what to look for and how to get the lowest electric rate in Houston and throughout Texas in 2022.
Though Texas is a leading producer of electricity, it must be sold and moved to accommodate a growing state… so Texas needs to advance its transmission capabilities. Because transmission congestion, the lowest-priced electricity can’t reach customers during high-demand times or power outages.
Texas expects record-high electricity demand this week, so the Electric Reliability Council of Texas issued an operating condition notice ahead of forecasted triple-digit temperatures in TX.