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Friday, January 24th, 2014

Demand response could factor in grid debate

The “polar vortex” that swept across much of the nation early this month knocked two North Texas power plants offline just as residents began turning up the heat and revving up power use. Grid operators fixed the problem, but not before warning consumers that they were a step away from issuing rolling blackouts.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Audio: Electric utilities say price hikes aren’t high enough

Population growth has strained energy resources in Texas, leading state officials to raise prices in an attempt to encourage new power plant construction. But some utility companies say the increases may not be nearly high enough to...

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Audio: Another hot summer in Texas may bring rolling blackouts

In a new report, the state's electric grid operator has predicted another summer of above-average heat. And as Mose Buchele of KUT News reports for StateImpact Texas, that means Texans can expect another summer of close calls....

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