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State Electric Grid Operator: 4 New Plants Will Ease Demand

The operator of the electric distribution grid for most of Texas says the launch this summer of new generating plants will ease high demand in the coming months that could require conservation measures.

03/05/2014

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Texans Asked To Conserve Electricity During Extreme Cold

Today the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is asking electric consumers to reduce electric consumption from 5 p.m. today through Noon on Friday, February 7.

CBSDFW.COM–02/06/2014

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Texas Power Market Decision May Come In Early ’14

A decision could come early next year about how Texas plans to help ensure its energy reserves meet rising demand for power amid the state’s booming economy and population.

10/15/2013

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ERCOT: Megawatt Usage Could Be Near Capacity This Week

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.

CBSDFW.COM–06/25/2013

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Energy Company Offering Free Electricity At Night

If you are a “night owl” and a TXU customer a new service plan could save you hundreds of dollars a year on your bill. TXU now has a set of plans that offers customers free nighttime energy usage.

05/04/2012

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Texas Marks 10 Years Since Electric Deregulation

This week marks the tenth anniversary of electric deregulation in Texas, but the state won’t be getting a congratulatory note from one watchdog group any time soon.

01/25/2012