Texas Public Utility Commission
A decision could come early next year about how Texas plans to help ensure its energy reserves meet rising demand for power amid the state’s booming economy and population.
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.
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.
The Texas Public Utility Commission voted Thursday to raise the wholesale electricity price cap by 50 percent this summer in a move it hopes will spur construction of new power plants.
Judges will recommend where an electric line should cross Collin, Cooke, Denton and Grayson counties.