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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

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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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Dallas Transformer Fire Leaves Thousands Without Power

A transformer fire in Dallas has left thousands without electricity. The fire broke out before 9:00 a.m. at an Oncor transformer just off Central Expressway, near Royal Lane.

08/16/2012

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Storms Knock Out Power Across DFW

Utility officials said that about 15,000 homes and businesses in North Texas are still without electricity after a series of overnight storms.

08/15/2012

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ERCOT Calling For Afternoon Energy Conservation

Yesterday the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) announced that electricity demand had set a new July record. Today the electric grid operator for most of the state is recommending conservation.

08/01/2012

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ERCOT: July Ends With Record Electricity Demand

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) announced Tuesday that the demand on its power grid peaked at 65,790 megawatts (MW) setting a new July record.

07/31/2012

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Texas Leaders Talk Policies At Energy Summit

Texas leaders and energy experts will meet at the Irving Energy Summit to discuss the state’s developing natural resources and the current electricity infrastructure.

07/19/2012

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Official: Texas Electric Supply Will Be Tight

The Texas power grid barely has enough electricity to meet demand this summer, and an unexpected drop in generation or spike in demand could lead to rolling blackouts, the president of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas testified Tuesday.

07/10/2012

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Texas Woman Gets $1.4 Million Electric Bill

People often gripe when they get high electric bills, but an Abilene woman’s bill was nearly $1.4 million. She called her provider and quickly learned that the bill was an error.

06/26/2012

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ERCOT Keeping Watch On Electricity Demand

With temperatures reaching into the triple-digits for the second day on Monday, the demand for electricity is expected to be overwhelming. But ERCOT is keeping an eye on the grid.

06/25/2012

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New App Monitors Status Of State’s Electric Grid

ERCOT has released a free app that provides updates on the status of the state’s electric grid and tips on how to conserve power when conservation efforts are needed most.

06/13/2012

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