How Bad Are GE’s Gas Turbine Blade Troubles?

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What Is the Problem with GE’s Turbine Blades? GE’s financial difficulties continue as a recent discovery has shown that the blades in its flagship turbine have an oxidization issue. Oxidization exposes the blades to the possibility of rust and rapid deterioration. Currently, four natural gas generator units in Texas have been forced to pause operations […]

Texas Coal Plant to Shut Down By 2020

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Why Are Coal Plants Closing All Over Texas? A coal plant based in Vernon, Texas announced that it will shut down operations in 2020. It’s the fifth plant that has closed or announced its closure this year. The 700-megawatt plant stated that the reason behind its decision to close was due to its inability to […]

Sunny Times for Solar in Texas

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Are investors buying green energy? As green energy occupies a larger and larger share of the mix of energy sources powering Texas homes, investors are taking note. This industry, worth $15 billion nationally, is on the rise because the technology harvesting solar energy is getting better and better. Solar panels are coming down in price, […]

TER’s Plan Picker 3000 Simplifies Your Power to Choose Dallas Electricity

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How Can I Find Help Choosing the Best Dallas Energy Plan? Shopping for an electricity plan can be a pain. Each plan has different benefits that work well for some but not for others. And if you choose the wrong plan, you could lose a lot of money. So how do you know you’re getting […]

Most New Texas Generator Interconnections Are Green

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What is the Future of Texas Energy? Purchasing green energy is important to many Texas electricity customers but not all. Yet, if current trends continue, green energy may be the only option. As a proportion of total Texas electricity usage, wind power is expected to overtake coal sometime this year or next. According to the […]

ONCOR Reduces TDU Rates

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What Kind of Savings Can I Expect with Oncor’s Recent Rate Reduction? With Texas hurricane season currently underway, it pays to have good news about lower electricity rates. The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) recently approved Oncor’s requested delivery rate decrease. It comes as a result of the federal tax cuts imposed at the […]

ERCOT Announces Sufficient Generation For Fall & Winter

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Will there be enough Texas electricity for the cold weather? The organization responsible for managing nearly all of the Texas power grid — the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) — says there will be plenty of electricity for Texans this fall and winter. Even at peak demand, Texas electricity customers will stay warm and […]

Texas Hurricane Season Update, Fall 2018

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What Texas Hurricane Season? We should be in the middle of a strong hurricane season. But if you’ve looked for storm systems in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico over the past two months, there’s been total nada happening. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey one year ago, the dearth of tropical cyclones has […]

What to Expect If Your Electricity Provider Leaves Dallas

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What Are My Options If My Electricity Provider Goes Bust? Texas energy rates are on the rise this summer, and it’s not just the customers that are feeling it. This summer’s heat has already forced the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to shut down Breeze Energy and pushed two energy providers to sell off […]

What To Expect If Your Electricity Provider Leaves Houston

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How do I find a new Houston electricity company? As new players enter the deregulated Texas electricity market, more competition often leads to lower prices for consumers. But sometimes, when companies leave the Texas market their customers must find new electricity providers. What is POLR Service? So Texans aren’t left in the lurch when their […]