ERCOT: Winter Peak Electricity Demand Record Broken A new winter peak demand record for electricity use was set last night and this morning due to the extreme low temperatures across Texas. 
Oncor Utility Workers Heading To Puerto RicoOncor is sending employees and contractors to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico where many residents remain without power after Hurricane Maria came through the island three months ago.
GM Says Next-Gen Electric Cars Will Cost Less, Go FartherGeneral Motors is telling investors its next generation of electric vehicles will cost the company 30 percent less than current ones, making them profitable after the new version debuts in 2021.
Rick Perry Says Fossil Fuels Can Help Prevent Sexual AssaultSecretary of Energy Rick Perry said Thursday that fossil fuels can help prevent sexual assault by keeping the lights on.
Consumer Justice: Electricity Bill ShockerTina Hudson was billed more than $8,000 over two years for electricity in her small Fort Worth apartment.
Hot Texas Weather Puts Heavy Strain On Electric GridFriday is expected to be the hottest day of the summer so far across the DFW area. Many people will want to crank the air conditioning, but that can put a heavy strain on the electric grid.
$4.5B Wind Farm To Supply Power For Texas And 3 Other StatesIt will have 800 wind turbines and is expected to be finished in 2020.
Parents Hope Texas Teen's Last Text Will Spread Awareness The parents of a Texas teen who died after she was accidentally electrocuted inside a bathtub are sharing one of the last photos their daughter texted before her death in the hopes of warning people about the dangers of water and electricity.
Safeguard Your Holiday Home From FireTis the season for bright lights, holiday cheer and of course – Christmas trees.
Nobel Physics Prize Awarded To 3 For Topology WorkDavid Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz, all professors at universities in the U.S., were awarded this year's Nobel Prize in physics for revealing the secrets of exotic matter such as superconductors.
ERCOT Expects Sufficient Electrical Supplies This FallThe grid operator for Texas said that electric users should have sufficient supply for demands this fall and even into the winter. ERCOT on Thursday announced its predictions and the preliminary outlook through February.
Power Being Restored Throughout South LouisianaCrews with Entergy-Louisiana from four states are walking through neighborhoods across south Louisiana, inspecting electrical equipment and working to re-energize lines where it is safe to do so.

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