A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:
- Electric use increased 2.5 percent in 2014 compared with 2013 primarily due to extremely cold winter months early in the year while peak summer demand decreased about 1 percent, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.
- ERCOT also says transmission lines flowing from North Texas to Houston are being overloaded and “will cause significant reliability issues.” The Dallas Morning News reports two companies filed an appeal last week to block a project to build a 130-mile long transmission line from an electrical substation east of Waco to another substation on the outskirts of Houston.
- The world economy grew in 2014 but carbon emissions didn’t, for the first time in 40 years, The Washington Post reports. Among the factors: China shifting to more renewable energy, increased home energy efficiency, more efficient vehicles and the natural gas boom in the U.S., which is fueling more electricity generation.
News Release TCEH Corp., Parent Company for Luminant and TXU Energy, Emerges from Chapter 11 as a Competitive, Well-Capitalized Company *** Energy Industry Veteran Curt Morgan Formally Named CEO *** Restructuring Eliminates More Than $33 Billion in Debt *** Benefits from Low Leverage Relative to Peer Group *** Company […]
Razen Thomas is proud to be Powering Texas and proud of the hard work and innovation that she sees from her colleagues every day at Oak Grove Power Plant. As support manager, Razen makes sure everyone has the tools, equipment and processes to do their jobs safely and effectively. Watch this month’s Job One Profile […]
An abundance of wildlife, including numerous bald eagles, call Luminant’s sites and reclaimed land home. When Liberty Mine’s resident bald eagle pair returns this fall, they’ll find a few home renovations – most notably, a new nest location. The eagles’ nest was recently moved away from mining activities to a new location on company property […]