Aug. 25 — Generation and transmission entities in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas would have to complete by Dec. 1 “all actions necessary to prevent a reoccurrence of any cold weather critical component failure” that occurred in the winter of 2020-21 under weatherization rules proposed for publication and filed by Texas regulatory staff Aug. 25.
Aug. 27 — Lake’s comments came during his first one-on-one media interview since Gov. Greg Abbott (R) appointed him chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in April. The state says more than 200 people died in Texas because of the February winter storm, during which over 4 million Texas homes and businesses lost power for hours or days amid a lack of sufficient generation.
Aug. 27 — Tesla is looking to get into the Texas energy game and has submitted an application to the Public Utility Commission to sell directly to customers, it was first reported by Texas Monthly.
Aug. 27 — Texas’ electricity consumption will only increase with population migration, electrification of transportation, and growing demand from industrial sources such as data centers and petrochemical facilities.
Aug. 27 — Coppell residents can expect to see a minimal increase in their ATMOS bill coming Dec. 1. Deputy City Manager Vicki Chiavetta said the council will present a resolution in September to approve a negotiated settlement with the ATMOS Cities Steering Committee (ACSC) and ATMOS Energy for a gas rate increase.
Houston Chronicle (Commentary): CEO of San Antonio electric utility fighting price-gouging for all Texans
Aug. 27 — The utility sued 17 natural gas suppliers, contesting $700 million in bills for gas the utility bought during the winter storm. CPS alleges the firms price-gouged the utility for gas it had no choice but to purchase during a declared emergency.
Aug. 20 — Even if operators voluntarily report the releases or burn-offs, known as flaring, the Texas Railroad Commission will probably do nothing more but give rubber-stamp approval.