This news is a bit old, but it is worth a quick mention. Per Paul Ring, at Energy Choice Matters, the PUC is looking to reexamine and likely revise the financial qualifications it takes for REPs to be certified to sell electricity in the state of Texas. This is a direct result of the PUC Read More
The PUC Scorecard and Complaint Summaries have been a part of how Texas Electricity Ratings evaluates the different retail electric providers in Texas since we first began the site back in 2009. After all, the Public Utilities Commission’s own view of different electricity companies was a logical voice to include when trying to create a Read More
Recharge Texas, a group that I’ve often disagreed with in the past, released a new report discussing how PUC complaints have declined year over year from their peak in 2010. Of course, TCAP was also quick to point out that
In what I consider great news, and despite an earlier ruling by a Texas judge, last week the PUC voted 2-1 to forbid AEP from using the name “AEP Retail Energy” to sell electricity in the state of Texas. I wrote extensively about what I saw as the dangers of selling Texas electricity under the Read More
There’s been a lot of damning pieces about the current state of the Texas electricity market lately, including more criticism by Loren Steffy. I figured it would be easier to paste some of the bigger articles in the past week with a summary about why it matters to Texans.
There’s been lots of controversy over the PUC’s acceptance and adoption of NRG’s Voluntary Mitigation Plans (VMP). And it is all justified. The Houston Chronicle’s chief Business and Energy columnist, Loren Steffy, wrote an article on recently blasting this move as against the interest of consumers and where one energy expert he quoted called the Read More
After writing a post asking some questions about whether or not it was possible if the Texas electricity market was being manipulated on 06/26/12, I have since received a fair amount of attention. On top of the previously linked articles, my post was also mentioned at the bottom of another Houston Chronicle piece discussing the Read More
Since I released my article questioning strange behavior in the ERCOT electricity market on June 29th I’ve been receiving a lot of attention. I had a very long follow-up call with the Independent Market Monitor (IMM), Dan Jones, and some of his associates. Additionally I was contacted by a reporter at Platts who wanted my Read More
There’s been some news this week on Switch-Holds that I figure I would share with everyone. Switch-Holds have created a little bit of controversy in the Texas electricity market over the past year. For the people who aren’t aware of what a switch-hold is, let me give a brief summary below.
Last week was a busy and interesting period in the Texas electricity market. First, the PUC filed a motion (for a meeting that happened on 6/28) to vote whether or not to approve the raising of the market cap to $4500, up from $3000. Then ERCOT started releasing information that while people should conserve energy Read More