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ERCOT: Peak-Hour Energy Demand Rising More Slowly

The operator of the electric distribution grid for most of Texas says demand for electric power isn’t growing as fast as previously thought – even during the hottest summer hours.

02/28/2014

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ERCOT Cancels Conservation Alert For North Texas

The operator of the electric grid that lights most of Texas has discontinued a prior alert asking customers to use less electricity.

02/07/2014

Incandescent light bulb is illuminated next to electricity pylons. (credit: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

Texans Asked To Conserve Electricity During Extreme Cold

Today the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is asking electric consumers to reduce electric consumption from 5 p.m. today through Noon on Friday, February 7.

CBSDFW.COM–02/06/2014

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Nearly 2,000 Burleson Residents Lose Power

One community in Burleson was left in the dark Monday night when the power went out.

01/06/2014

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Many North Texas Residents Still Living Without Power

With the power out since Friday, Wreford says it’s gotten down to 37 degrees inside her Lake Highlands area house — and she’s fed up with Oncor’s broken promises.

12/09/2013

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More Than 161,000 North Texans Remain Without Power

A lot of North Texans were still without electricity Friday night. And that means no heat for residents as temperatures continue getting colder.

CBSDFW.COM–12/06/2013

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Wendy Davis Joins PUC Bashing Over Market Vote

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is joining bipartisan opposition against a possible restructuring of the Texas electricity market.

12/05/2013

Incandescent light bulb is illuminated next to electricity pylons. (credit: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

Handful Of North Texans Still Without Electricity

A handful of Texans had Thanksgiving dinner out as dozens of homes remained without electric power four days after a winter storm.

11/28/2013

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Wet Weather Turns To Ice In Parts Of North Texas

A cold winter rain suddenly turned to ice west of Fort Worth Friday afternoon, coating trees and power lines.

CBS 11–11/22/2013

Van Dixson, the man police have named as a serial rapist suspect for several attacks in South Dallas. (credit: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office)

Who Becomes A Rapist?

In the south Dallas community targeted by a serial rapist, relief is giving way to questions. How does a community watch volunteer become a suspected sexual predator?

CBS 11–09/11/2013

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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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North Texas Power Company Considers Bankruptcy

A Dallas-based power company says it is considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to restructure $32 billion in debt.

04/16/2013

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