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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Since March, business closings across the nation have caused a marked decrease in the amount of energy consumed by commercial accounts. As many people are now working from home, it is often the employees who are picking up the difference in costs. A study by Columbia University, for example, found that […]
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 […]
By: L.M. Sixel |
Wholesale electricity prices last year fell nationwide except in one place — Texas. Here, they soared when an August heat wave gripped the state and repeatedly sent wholesale power prices up to the state’s maximum price of $9,000 per megawatt hour.
In most of the U.S., average […]
By: Roland Li & Owen Thomas |
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and other California utilities can’t raise their profit margins even as they face billions of dollars in wildfire liabilities, the California Public Utilities Commission ruled Thursday.
PG&E, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas and San Diego Gas & Electric […]