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.
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 a couple bigger articles written recently that I plan on tackling in the next few days, but in the meantime I wanted to throw out a handful of articles I saw and wanted to mention, but on their own probably didn’t warrant their own posts. So here’s what’s going on in the Texas 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
There were lots of articles late last week and this weekend discussing ERCOT and the preparations for this weeks high temperatures, which expect to see multiple
The staff of the PUC has officially filed a proposal to raise the market cap to $4500, up from the current cap of $3,000. This has looked like a foregone conclusion for months now,
A couple of interesting notes that have crossed my desk in the past week in regards to TXU and how they relate to their Texas electricity customers. It looks like TXU Energy is making a robust push into
Capital One and the American City Business Journals are working together to sponsor a contest to see which businesses are the best at social media, called the Social Madness contest. The contest is designed to measure how successful local businesses are with using social media to interact with their customers. Now obviously