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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

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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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Oncor Customers Should Expect Higher Electric Bills

You’ll probably notice an increase on your next electric bill. According to Oncor Electric, the charge is to recover the money the company spends on transmission lines and other equipment.

CBSDFW.COM–10/31/2012

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

Texas PUC May Double Electric Prices Cap

The Texas Public Utility Commission will consider doubling the cap on wholesale electricity prices in hopes of convincing generators to build more power plants.

10/25/2012

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Gas-Fueled Electric Plant Coming To Sherman

A Dallas company plans to build a 758-megawatt natural gas-fueled electric generating plant in North Texas.

09/18/2012

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Frito-Lay Ditching Diesel Vans For Electric

Many companies are attempting to unlink their profit margins from oil. Frito-Lay is trying to do this by ditching their aging fleet of diesel delivery vans and going electric.

09/14/2012

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

Groundbreaking For New Temple Power Plant

Ground has been broken for a 758-megawatt, natural gas-fueled power plant to serve Central Texas.

09/06/2012

An uprooted and fallen tree is on a power pole in front of a house in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 29, 2012, as Hurricane Isaac battered the city and surrounding region. (credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/GettyImages)

Oncor Crews Leaving To Restore Isaac Power Outages

Some 600,000 households and businesses are without power because of then Hurricane, now Tropical Storm Isaac. To help those in need North Texas Oncor crews are stepping up to assist folks in Louisiana.

CBSDFW.COM–08/29/2012

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