Texas Governor Greg Abbott said he and other state leaders are working quickly to address reports of many customers receiving bills for thousands of dollars for just a few days’ electricity service while the state was gripped by frigid temperatures. After the deadly winter storm that caused widespread blackouts, Abbott called an emergency meeting with […]
One day after the Presidential election, the U.S. formally withdrew from the Paris climate agreement. Although this coincides with President Trump’s ongoing initiatives to protect the coal industry, this has not slowed down companies looking to profit from the expanding renewables industry.
Transitioning to clean energy
Even in Texas, a state that is synonymous with oil, 95% […]
For small and medium-sized C&I customers, solar, storage, and backup power have traditionally not been cost-efficient. The high costs and complexity of engineering site-specific energy systems typically rules out these customer classes. Over the […]
Researchers from Columbia University have released a report on the potential effects of the COVID pandemic on U.S. electricity demand. “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented changes in the ways people interact and approach economic activities,” the paper reads.
Ultimately, they conclude that electricity demand is unlikely to return to normal […]
Last month, Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) ended its “Shut-off Moratorium” for state-regulated electric, gas and water utilities. However, PURA also extended the enrollment period for COVID-19 Payment Program for residential and non-residential customers through November 1, 2020. With less than a week remaining, customers are encouraged to act quickly […]
As the COVID pandemic continues to create financial hardships, ComEd is reminding customers about a variety of programs to assist with their energy bills. For low-income households and those with financial hardships, the company has already extended its moratorium on service disconnections through March 31. Through an agreement with the Illinois Commerce Commission, over $18 […]
Vistra Energy has announced that from 2022 to 2027, they will be closing 2 coal plants in Ohio and another 5 in Illinois. This decision is part of the company’s plan to reduce its carbon footprint.
In an effort to transition to clean power sources, Vistra also included in its plan an […]
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 […]