Texas power grids and the utility companies operating experienced a substantial reduction in energy production capacity, downed electrical infrastructure, and a surge in demand due to the winter storm that swept across the state. Scroll (or swipe) down to find out where to get clean drinking water, how to apply for FEMA assistance to repair damaged property, and the plans to help Texans deal with skyrocketing electric bills.
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Look out, Texas retail electric providers, there's a new kid on the block!
Think Energy, a retail electricity provider focusing on residential and small commercial customers established by the French GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, announced yesterday that it is launching in Texas.
Have you been a victim of a scam involving someone pretending to be from AEP Texas? Unfortunately, scams involving Texas utilities such as AEP Texas are a recurring problem. But staying safe from fraud is simple if you keep a few facts in mind. Here we explain some of the common types of scams that con artists and scammers use to fool AEP Texas customers, so that you can stay safe.
It's been over 13 years after Texas electricity markets opened to competition, but has deregulation benefited Texas consumers? The results are mixed, according to the report released by Texas Coalition for Affordable Power (TCAP) on August 12, 2015. We took a closer look at the report in order to explain what it means.
Last Monday, President Obama announced the Clean Power Plan, an ambitious piece of policy that seeks to dramatically reduce carbon emissions from power plants. Supporters see this as having a significant impact on US carbon emissions, and hope that it will lead to the US power industry's transformation into one that is cleaner and more efficient. Critics argue that it is unachievable, too expensive, and illegal. So what is the Clean Power Plan, and how will it affect Texans? Here's the Clean Power Plan defined in three points.