Published in “March 2009”

Congested Lines for Wind Power on Texas PUC Agenda

Last week, the Public Utility Commission of Texas received an outline of recommendations from a variety of players in the wind energy market on the best approaches for dealing with overloaded power lines. While new transmission lines to handle the increasing power needs w [...]

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Why Does the Price of Natural Gas Affect the Price of Texas Electricity?

When the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) helped set up the rules for Texas electricity deregulation, they noted that "...the market prices of generation will likely be set by gas-fired generation, and as such, it is appropriate to apply the c [...]

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Microsoft’s ‘2019’ Shows The Future of Energy Usage Monitoring?

In June 2007, while at a conference in Seattle, I got an invite from a colleague at Microsoft to drive over to Redmond and see the "Microsoft Future House" (it had an official name, but I can't remember what it was). Before entering, I had to sign an NDA and was sworn to sec [...]

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Texas Electricity Usage: Crunching the Right Numbers

There have been several newspaper reports citing the average price paid per residential kilowatt hour in Texas as 10.34 cents.  This information orginally came from a page on the US Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA) website. The page shows an [...]

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