TCAP Current
Issue 38 | November 2017

Electric Complaints Fall to Record Low

Continuing a generally downward trend that began nearly a decade ago, electricity complaints filed with state regulators have dropped to a new post-deregulation low, according to a new TCAP report. Part of its annual series, TCAP’s 2017 Snapshot Report on Electric Complaints garnered headlines statewide.

Observers Weigh In on Proposed Oncor Deal      

Unlike two proposals previously rejected by regulators, a multi-billion-dollar offer by a California-based company to purchase Oncor may get the green light. “The third time out might be the charm,” said Geoffrey Gay, an attorney who is closely monitoring the deal on behalf of the Steering Committee of Cities Served by Oncor. “My expectation is that this (proposal) will result in approval,” he said. Gay also serves as general counsel for the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power.

Critics: Proposals Could Hike Houston-Area Power Costs

Proposed changes to the wholesale power market floated by two Houston energy companies could lead to higher energy prices around Houston and other areas under certain conditions, according to critics.

Despite generation retirements, ERCOT Predicts Sufficient Power

Texas should reliably keep the lights burning during the upcoming winter and spring seasons according to the organization that manages the state’s main power grid.


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