A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:
- Texas’ deregulated utility market plays a key role in the forecasted increase of electric vehicle sales, Forbes reports. Unlike in other states, Texas utility companies can power charging stations, which provides a new revenue stream and increases consumer confidence in availability.
- Forbes also observes a growing trend in power companies adding renewable energy generation or investments to their portfolios, perhaps to offset anticipated declines in nuclear or fossil fuel power generation due to increased regulations.
- The Dallas Morning News examines the confusion surrounding electric transmission and delivery fees, which are set by state regulators but aren’t always clearly itemized for consumers. From the article:
“One reason these monthly fees have moved front and center is because some of the larger retailers decided to break them out as a separate line item. It makes sense since the fees are outside the control of the electric companies that send the bills. TXU Energy tells customers on its bills: “TDU delivery charges are regulated fees from your TDU for the delivery of electricity. Previously they were included in your energy rate, but are now itemized separately.”