Texas Electric News Clips

Texas Electric News Clips 

7/26/17
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July 26, 2017: Electric customers want results, not kilowatt-hours

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Table of Contents  
-Headlines
 
-General Adequacy
 
-Renewable
 
-Power Grid Security
 
-Other
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Headlines

July 26, 2017: Electric customers want results, not kilowatt-hours

July 26, 2017: NextEra Energy, Inc. 2017 Q2 – Results – Earnings Call Slides

July 26, 2017: Pickett’s bill seeks to stop higher electric rates for solar homes

July 25, 2017: Frustrated resident starts online petition against LP&L

July 25, 2017: Persistence pays off for rural Texans besieged by sky-high power prices

July 25, 2017: 10 Stakeholders Support Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s Bid for Oncor

July 26, 2017: Macquarie taps advisers for up to $4.5 billion Puget Energy stake sale: sources

July 24, 2017: PEC director disputes claim that ‘retaliation’ led CEO to resign

July 24, 2017: Thousands near Greenville and in West Texas are about to get much cheaper electric bills

July 24, 2017: Straight shootin’: Buffett bid for Texas utility reflects regulatory desire for simplicity

July 24, 2017: Warren Buffett is building up a ‘recession resistant’ energy powerhouse

July 24, 2017: White House nominates business, utility execs to key DOE positions

July 24, 2017: NextEra Energy (NEE) Q2 Earnings: What’s in the Cards?

July 24, 2017: Oncor Announces Asset Swap with Sharyland Utilities and Sharyland Distribution & Transmission Services

July 24, 2017: Sharyland and Oncor T&D Exchange Deal Would Significantly Reduce Rates for Sharyland Customers

July 24, 2017: InfraREIT (HIFR) Announces Simultaneous Rate Case Dismissal and Exchange of Retail Distribution Assets for Transmission Assets from Oncor

July 24, 2017: Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway amasses a Western energy force

July 21, 2017: Giovanetti: How Abbott could introduce regulatory agencies to reality

July 17, 2017: In El Paso, going off the electric grid could cost you

July 21, 2017: Is Denton’s electric rate relief a live wire?

Generation Adequacy

July 25, 2017: ERCOT hits 3 peak demand records in one day during heat wave

July 25, 2017: Growing Southwest Power Pool plans to dissolve older grid reliability unit

July 24, 2017: New power accord likely to be struck soon in mountain states

July 15, 2017: In Energy Storage Tesla Faces Stiff Competition War

July 22, 2017: Texas muni to shut Gibbons Creek coal plant for most of the year

Renewable

July 25, 2017: China seen making 25 percent more solar panels in 2017

July 25, 2017: Solar PV fires predominantly caused by installer error, government report concludes

July 25, 2017: Why solar energy isn’t as efficient as it could be

July 25, 2017: World’s first Solar-Powered Windows

July 25, 2017: Steady breezes at the right time boost Gulf Coast wind farms

July 22, 2017:Silverstein: Green Energy Advocates May Now Have Energy Secretary Perry’s Ear

July 20, 2017: Teens turn up the heat in annual solar car race

July 21, 2017:Canada to install electric car charging stations along Trans-Canada Highway

Power Grid Security

July 19, 2017: San Antonio’s CPS Energy guards against 94,000 attempted cyberattacks per day

July 12, 2017: Rick Perry: Threat to US nuclear reactors ‘real,’ ongoing

Other

July 23, 2017: Robot finds fuel heap inside Fukushima likely melted reactor

July 24, 2017: Welcome to ‘all of the above’ transportation

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In 2013, Lubbock Power & Light decided to pursue an integration bid with ERCOT. Since then, various analyses have been done to assess the proposal – including the recent ones, filed by ERCOT and SPP. What were their findings and what may be the cost impacts? To learn more, please subscribe to Texas Electric Watch. If you are interested in purchasing this TEW issue, please click here. If you are interested in subscribing the Texas Electric Watch, please click here or call Competitive Assets at 512-581-0151

 

 

 

 

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