Oct. 21 — The Texas Public Utility Commission approved new mandatory rules Thursday requiring power plants to fix problems that caused outages last winter.
Oct. 21 — New requirements take effect December 1, but violators still have a “reasonable amount of time” to comply under new state rules.
Texas Tribune: Oil industry helped handpick members of Texas advisory group for electric grid reliability, emails show
Oct. 21 — Oil and gas industry groups provided a list of names to the Railroad Commission for appointment to a council formed in response to the February power crisis. All four of the industry’s top choices were selected.
Texas Tribune: Power companies required to better prepare plants for winter in first phase of rule approved by Texas regulators
Oct. 21 — The state Public Utility Commission adopted a rule — which experts first recommended a decade ago following a winter storm — requiring power companies to use “best efforts” to ensure plants can operate in the winter.
Oct. 22 — Generators and transmission operators will need to weatherize their systems ahead of winter as Texas regulators consider “monumental” market changes.
Oct. 20 — While stakeholders await new rules and regulations expected to be released this week by the public utilities commission (PUC), ACEEE wants the commission to be aware of just how much could be gained by a combination of energy efficiency upgrades and the use of DER for demand response.
Oct. 20 — In a unanimous vote El Paso City Council denied El Paso Electric’s proposed rate increase. El Paso Electric proposed an increase of about $11.76 a month for the average residential customer.
Oct. 20 — No conservation alerts have been issued for customers yet. But sources said ERCOT is in contact with its industrial customers to talk about their energy usage.
Oct. 19 — Energy experts give recommendations on how energy efficient programs can help lower the demand for power and keep customers warm during peak winter demand.