Texas to End Moratorium on Disconnections in October

Many Texans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have been protected from having their electricity disconnected due to non-payment. After the governor declared a state of emergency in March, the Texas PUC initiated a plan so customers could self-enroll if they were facing economic hardships. According to this plan, the PUC ordered […]

2020-09-17T12:36:22-05:00September 17th, 2020|Texas Market|

In the Wake of Isaias, Utilities Offer Reimbursements to Customers

Following Tropical Storm Isaias, residents of New York and New Jersey experienced widespread power outages. While many people are already facing hardships due to the COVID-19 crisis, utilities faced severe criticism for slow responses in power restoration. Typically utilities will not pay claims for loss due to power outage; however, at this time, PSEG and […]

2020-08-18T14:36:42-05:00August 18th, 2020|New Jersey Market, New York Market|

Versant Power to Distribute $8M in Rate Relief

Versant Power (formerly Emera Maine) has announced its approval of a deal to provide customers with $8 million dollars in rate relief to their distribution costs. This will apply to customers throughout the Bangor Hydro District and Maine Public District. Customers will see the savings on their bills starting in September […]

2020-08-13T16:03:01-05:00August 13th, 2020|Maine Market|

COVID-19 Pandemic Affects Electricity Demand, Prices

Summer temperatures always increase the load on electric grids across the country, but this summer, the COVID-19 pandemic has been another factor generators have had to consider. With many more people working from home, the demand on the system was expected to be higher this summer than in previous years. However, the question was to […]

2020-08-06T12:19:55-05:00August 6th, 2020|Texas Market|