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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

A view of AT&T Stadium (formerly Cowboys Stadium) at night on January 26, 2011 in Arlington, Texas, ahead of Super Bowl XLV. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

More Energy Used: AT&T Stadium Or Liberia?

All is relatively quiet at AT&T Stadium on Wednesday, but Liberia’s president recently said that the building uses more electricity than what is generated in her entire country.

09/18/2013

High-voltage power lines carry electricity. (credit: David Silverman/Getty Images)

ERCOT Prepared For Fall & Winter Demand

The manager of the electric grid that serves most of the state said that it is ready to meet the power demands expected in Texas this coming autumn and winter.

09/04/2013

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Community Rallies To Help Repair Veteran’s Home

“There ain’t no place like home!” Elliott exclaimed when confronted with idea of being evicted and sent to a nursing home. “I came here when I was twenty years old. And today I’m 67 years old.

08/28/2013

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Frisco Residents Fight Proposed Power Lines Near Homes

Lining up down the block, hundreds of Frisco homeowners came to get a peek at the proposal to build transmission lines through their neighborhood.

CBS 11–08/27/2013

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Power Companies Dangle Free Nights And Weekends

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.

08/16/2013

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State Senate Advances Electricity Refund Proposal

State lawmakers are advancing a plan that would return money generated from an electricity surcharge back to ratepayers.

04/22/2013

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High Winds Leave Thousands In The Dark

High winds are being blamed for a spate of power outages across the DFW area overnight. Oncor reported more than 10,000 customers in the dark around 2:00 a.m. during the height of the problem.

03/05/2013

High-voltage power lines carry electricity. (credit: David Silverman/Getty Images)

Texas’ Electricity Projections Improve, But Still Low

The agency that oversees most of the Texas power grid says future power projections have improved but the state could still struggle with peak demand — possibly even next summer.

12/10/2012

A caution sign identifying a natural gas underground pipeline. (credit: Getty Images/Tim Boyle)

Sherman: Panda ToBuild Natural Gas-powered Plant

A Dallas company has broken ground on a 758-megawatt natural gas-fueled electric generating plant in North Texas. Panda Power Funds began construction Thursday on the plant in Sherman.

11/12/2012

North Texas Oncor crews working to restore in the Baltimore, MD area. (credit: Oncor)

Local Oncor Crews Move To NJ To Help Restore Power

Hundreds of electrical workers from North Texas are starting their second week in the northeast. Workers are helping restore power to the areas hit hard by Superstorm Sandy.

CBSDFW.COM–11/05/2012

Steel towers carry power transmission lines. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

ERCOT: No Winter Concerns, Spring Heat Could Mean Trouble

There are some words of concern from officials at ERCOT. While the state has adequate resources to survive a cold winter and a hot spring, the long-term outlook is a bit different.

CBSDFW.COM–11/02/2012

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