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Tesla eyes electricity retail business in Texas

Tesla has filed an application with the Texas Public Utility Commission to become a retail electricity provider in the state.

Data driven water conservation demonstrates savings

Texas water management software provider Banyan Water reports combined water savings of more than 18 billion litres over the past decade.

Law reforms in Texas enforce power plant weatherization

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed legislation intended to ensure that the Texas power generation system does not have another meltdown as it did this winter.

Smart meter data condition monitors Texas A/Cs

Texas headquartered electricity retailer Vistra is using smart meter data to identify poorly operating air conditioner units.

Texas lessons – the interconnected utility ecosystem

The February extreme cold weather snap in Texas highlighted the interconnectedness of the electric and gas systems, says US energy policy expert Beth Garza.
energy efficiency and power outages

Texas Attorney General investigates ERCOT utilities over winter storm outages

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will investigate the state’s electricity system operator and other utilities in the wake of last week’s deep freeze and resulting power outages, which affected millions of residents for days...

Largest US coop utility installs first battery energy storage system

Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) has installed its first battery energy storage in Johnson City, Texas.

Texas to get 150MW of storage projects by year end

Texas-based solar and energy storage independent power producer (IPP), Broad Reach Power, has announced the development of 15 utility-scale battery storage plant sites near Houston and Odessa, by the end of 2020.
Texas wind

180MW “Heart of Texas” wind project completed, offtake assured

Scout Clean Energy has announced the completed construction of the utility-scale 180MW Heart of Texas Wind Farm (HTX) in McCulloch County, Texas.
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IKEA owner acquires US solar parks to boost renewables transition

The Netherlands-based owners of multinational retailer IKEA, the Ingka Group, has acquired a 49% share in two US solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with a combined capacity of 403MW, bolstering the company’s transition to renewable energy.