Electric bills have long been take-it-or-leave-it affairs: Pay one rate for power, no matter when you used it. Now they are increasingly offering deals that sound like cell phone promotions: Free nights, free weekends and pre-paid plans.
As temperatures continue to rise across the metroplex this week, there has also been a rise in North Texas energy use. According to ERCOT, Monday was a 2013 landmark for statewide energy use.
For Texans looking to save money on their monthly energy bills, Oncor is offering a simple solution: plant a tree.
On Monday, CBS 11 News found a number of parents who found creative ways to reduce their electricity consumption. Most simply took advantage of someone else’s electricity .
As it stands, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is performing under normal conditions and no emergency electricity alerts have been issued, but persistent hot weather could change that.
Power demand in Texas hit another record level Wednesday and flirted with knocking industrial plants offline as drought-stricken cities statewide endured another afternoon of temperatures that soared past 100 degrees.