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.


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Power Outage Closes Fort Worth City Hall

For more than two hours there was no public business taking place at Fort Worth City Hall. The building was temporarily closed to the public after a power outage.


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Solar Storm Headed Toward Earth May Disrupt Power

The largest solar storm in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights.


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No Emergency Today, But Texas Power Supplies Still Tight

The electric grid operator is asking businesses and residential consumers to conserve energy.


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Electricity Thefts Rising With Temperatures

When neighbors called Dallas police to report two people stealing copper wire from Martha Cruz’s Oak Cliff home, it was all a mix-up. But little did Cruz expect she’d be taken to jail.


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

Office Building Owners Pushing Energy Conservation

The record setting heat wave continues to zap the power supply in North Texas. Homes and businesses in the area are being asked to conserve electricity, and many building owners are making sure they are doing their part.


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Residents: New Power Lines Will Be Too Close To Homes

Some Denton neighbors are upset with city hall over plans that would put new power lines close to their homes. The current power line runs near the East Oaks subdivision.


Freezing Weather

Winter Weather Power Issues

With freezing temperatures, ice and high winds you can expect power outages all across the North Texas area.


More Texans Switching Utility Providers

A recent poll finds more and more of us are switching electric providers. 


Record Demand for Electricity

It’s hot all over the state, and we got proof of that yesterday afternoon when Texas set a record for electricity usage. 


Apartment Auction Delayed; Power's On

Tuesday’s foreclosure auction was delayed and some Arlington apartment renters learned their electricity would stay connected