TCAP Current
Issue 44 | June 2018

PUC Chair Takes Aim at Misleading PowerToChoose offers

Citing potentially misleading electricity offers on powertochoose.org, Public Utility Commission Chair DeAnn Walker has called for a new examination of the government-sponsored website and possible reforms. Commissioner Arthur D’Andrea also has expressed concerns, stating that some offers on the website tout extremely low rates did not "reflect any economic reality."

New Oncor Owner Faces Credit Review

The California-based company that recently acquired Oncor is under review for a potential credit downgrade — in part because of its purchase of the Texas utility. What does that mean for Oncor ratepayers?

ERCOT Power Prices, Congestion Costs Increase in 2017

Key wholesale power prices in Texas increased during 2017 — an upward surge largely driven by rising natural gas prices. Average demand for power also increased, although peak-hour demand fell from the all-time record set in 2016.

These findings and more were included in a recent report by the independent monitor of ERCOT’s wholesale electricity markets. We read through it so you don’t have to.

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If you have any questions about this newsletter or have a news tip, feel free to contact TCAP policy analyst R.A. "Jake" Dyer. He can be reached by email at rdyer@tcaptx.com.


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