Texas Electricity News and Links

Here are a few interesting articles I’ve stumbled across today, none of which are worth an individual post. However, I figured I’d post them all here as a link dump for anyone interested in the topics. Enjoy:

AEP

AEP has been busy. While I don’t have any new updates from their case in Texas regarding retail electricity, it looks like they’re working to separate some of their generation assets in Ohio. This could be paving the way for them to move into retail electricity in Ohio, which is on the horizon.

AEP To Split Up Ohio Assets

Interestingly enough, AEP is also seeking a license from the US Department of Energy to sell electricity to Mexico. Yes, you read that correctly. This is interesting because Texas is currently under their optimal energy reserve percentage, and we had a horrific energy shortage last summer with another one on the horizon this summer, and yet AEP wants to sell energy to Mexico.

AEP Looks to Sell Electricity To Mexico

And Paul Ring at Energy Choice Matters has written an article based on AEP’s comments claiming that AEP is not, in fact, looking to start a national brand for retail electricity.

AEP Not Seeking National Electricity Brand

Texas Energy Generation Capacity Will Hit Fever Pitch

No one who has read this blog or visited my Facebook Page is any stranger to the ongoing discussion about Texas’s shortages in generation resources. Well, with summer starting to bear down on Texas, expect this conversation and topic to come even more frequently. This is because Texas still hasn’t recovered from the drought damage and record heat wave from last summer, and the same drought is still in effect and looks to have a repeat performance ready for us in Summer 2012.

Texans warned to expect outages if 2011 Summer Repeats for 2012

House Panel Seeks Ways to Boost Electricity Generation

That’s it everyone, enjoy your Monday.

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