Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor;
Investor-owned utilities TXU Electric Delivery, CenterPoint Energy, American Electric Power Texas, and Avistar Inc.;
a consortium of six public universities: Texas Tech, Texas A&M-College Station and Texas A&M-Kingsville, the University of Houston, UT-Austin, and UT-Arlington.
CCET's Milton Holloway said the utilities Xcel Energy, City Public Service San Antonio, and Austin Energy have all expressed interest in membership, as have high tech firms National Instruments, Siemens, and IBM. Austin Energy declined to comment for this story.