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Energy Policies Impact Electricity Rates

January 20th marks the beginning of a new administration in Washington, D.C.  Each administration has its own unique agenda. While it will take some time for campaign rhetoric to transform into actionable policies and programs, we can take an educated guess at what is likely in store for energy.  Energy is core almost every aspect […]

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Power Grid Changes Benefit New Englanders

Consumer interaction with the power grid typically begins at the electric meter. Beyond the electric meter are utility distribution lines, transformers, and substations.  Further upstream are transmission lines and power plants.  As energy consumers, we focus on the practical matters of rates and reliability.  We want as much electricity as we need, whenever we want […]

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Texas Electricity Generation Sources

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) operates the power grid that serves approximately 90% of all electricity used in Texas.  Within ERCOT, about 75% of the electricity is consumed in areas open to retail electric competition.  The composition of the electric power generation fleet within ERCOT has changed over the years.  Wind generation, combined […]

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