The swaths of land that run underneath Oncor's electric transmission lines are in many ways ideal spots for jogging trails. They stretch for miles, are largely free of obstructions and are controlled by a single entity, eliminating the types of property issues that would make construction anywhere e ... More >>
You might have already figured this out given the perennial threat of rolling blackouts and grid operator ERCOT's own admission that, come 2013, there won't be sufficient wattage to cover peak demand, but the state's electrical grid isn't the best. In fact, as the Texas Tribune reports today, it's t ... More >>
Ever since the EPA announced new pollution regs that would come down hardest on dirty power plants, there's been considerable Sturm und Drang from the industry, who've been making all sorts of dire predictions about rolling outages resulting from burdensome, onerous, expensive federal regulat ... More >>
On Tuesday we told you about a report from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation -- an entity tasked by the feds with ensuring the lights stay on -- that singled out Texas as a state that may not have the electrical reserves to meet peak demand by 2013.
Officials at ERCOT were ... More >>
Get ready for more rolling blackouts, because according to a grid reliability report, Texas won't have the juice to meet peak demands by 2013.
The study, authored by grid reliability enforcer North American Electric Reliability Corporation, says Texas operators may either bring old plants offline a ... More >>