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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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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

Dark clouds provide a backdrop for power lines. (credit: David McNew/Newsmakers)

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

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

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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