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Electric Power Shortage, the Fix
"...The reason given for these increases is to inspire power companies to build plants so that we would be..."

July 13, 2012 Postmarks

Making the Energy Grid Smarter
New nonprofit pushes energy providers for efficiency via high tech
"...new nonprofit organization, the Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technology – a unique conglomeration made up of investor-owned..."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Power Surge
Local company finds flywheel generated electric power is a growing niche in the current market.
"...dot-com disaster waiting to happen. Although Pinkerton's company, Active Power, has a market capitalization of about $900 million, it..."

Feb. 9, 2001 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Another Day, Another ERCOT Power Warning
Energy regulator still asking for conservation measures through 7pm
"...For the fourth day Austin Energy and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas are asking people to cut..."

Aug. 5, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

ERCOT Issues Power Emergency Warning
Grid operator calls for conservation until 7pm
"...The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (the agency that manages the..."

Aug. 2, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

State Short on Power
Rolling blackouts to help correct statewide problem
"...in from Austin Energy: An imbalance in the state's electric grid means all providers will have to participate in..."

Feb. 2, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Texas Under Power Warning
UPDATE: ERCOT downgrades request for savings, but urges conservation
"...of triple-digit temperatures, and the resultant strain on the electric grid has caused the Electric Reliability Council of Texas..."

Aug. 24, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Holly Power Plant to Close, Really!
Austin Energy announces it has received approval from Electric Reliability Council of Texas to shutter plant's remaining two units
"...Holly Power Plant, the aging metal monolith towering above Town Lake..."

July 13, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

ERCOT Issues Level 2 Power Emergency
Rolling blackouts at industrial facilities may happen
"...Out of the frying pan, into the fire: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas just Tweeted that it is..."

Aug. 4, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

Cool City: Getting Down With the Grid
Everybody's excited about the Pecan Street Project – they're just not sure what it is
"...generate and how inventing an "energy Inter­net" for alternative power can, in theory, help slow global warming. "You guys..."

Sept. 4, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

AE & Plug-In Hybrids: Power Coming and Going
Electric cars could both run clean and boost our power supply
"...that could save gas and stop construction of new power plants – and Austin Energy is leading the field..."

May 25, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Total Utility
The pain and politics of raising electric rates as a means of controlling our destiny
"...Still, the electric utility business can't be fully understood in a crash..."

June 15, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Winds of Change
As electric industry restructuring opens utilities up to competition, some, including Austin's municipally-owned utility, are looking to renewable energy sources to win customers and meet the requirements of a 1999 law.
"...caught his eye. But these days, he's positively beaming. Wind-powered generators, long shunned by Texas electric utilities, are primed..."

April 21, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Climate Change: Still Not a Hoax
Reducing carbon emissions with Austin Energy, without the Fayette Power Project
"...signed executive orders aiming to dismantle Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, which requires that states reduce by one-third the..."

April 28, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Lobbying for Energy Efficiency
Coalition aims to reduce state's electricity consumption and costs through expanded utility efficiency programs
"...their brains, anyway. The coalition's aim is to reduce electricity consumption and costs through expanded utility efficiency programs –..."

June 16, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Austin looks to ways it can build its utility infrastructure to accomodate new growth while keeping the environment clean, avoiding the precedent set by cities such as Dallas that have built infrastructure without regard for where future growth will be.
"...Legislature, consumer advocates and environmentalists voiced concern over Dallas' power delivery infrastructure, which is provided by privately owned TX..."

Aug. 4, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

Pioneers or Settlers?
Balancing renewables and affordability at AE
"...generation plan, the appointed citizen group concluded that solar power should be AE's "default new generation resource through 2024."..."

Jan. 16, 2015 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Will Austin's Silicon Hills Supply Plug-In Hybrids' Techno Entrails?
How Austin's inherent intellectual, industrial, and human resources can take charge in supplying technological guts for plug-in-hybrid electric vehicles
"...Austin may have the guts to lead the plug-in-hybrid electric vehicle revolution in more ways than one. For more..."

Sept. 28, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Profitable, but Clean
AE's Duncan pushes for new power paradigm
"...brings into harmony green building, an increasingly electrified transportation grid (think plug-in hybrid cars), and an information-technology-rich, fluidly communicating,..."

May 25, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

PUC Gathering the Western Wind
A new source for electricity is on the wind
"...plan to build nearly 5 billion dollars' worth of power lines to carry wind-generated electricity from West Texas' booming..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Can Austin Kick-Start the Hybrid-Car Future?
Austin Energy looks toward 'electrifying the transportation grid'
"...into normal wall sockets connected to an all-renewable energy electric grid...."

Oct. 22, 2004 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Blackouts Could Last Up to 45 Minutes
Updated information on rolling blackouts expected today
"...blackouts today to help shed load from the state's grid, as ordered by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas...."

Feb. 2, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Pecan Street Project
The Department of Energy awards 32 grants nationwide for energy research – PSP a winner
"...Depart­ment of Energy, which will underwrite an "advanced smart grid project" in the Mueller neighborhood steadily taking shape on..."

Dec. 4, 2009 News Feature by Michael King

Windmill State of Mind
A Q&A with the authors of a new book on the story behind Texas wind power
"...Wind power may seem to be the redheaded stepchild of Texas'..."

Aug. 23, 2013 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

There Goes the Sun
Austin's clean-energy industry appears poised to take off -- but city leaders seem surprisingly unenthusiastic.
"...appealing as can be imagined. The demand for clean power through Austin Energy seems inexhaustible; the prospects for the..."

Nov. 28, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Use Solar Screens
"...They improve curb appeal and save money on your electric bill while easing the load on your air conditioner..."

June 6, 2007 Postmarks

Pipe Dreams
Chapter 37 From Robert Bryce's new book on Enron
"...-- to consider the possibility that the Golden State's power markets were being manipulated. In some parts of the..."

Oct. 4, 2002 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Going Green
Going green is easier than it seems
"...the things I could get cheap or for free. Power Partner Thermostat Installation..."

Aug. 3, 2007 Features Feature by Abe Louise Young

Solar Helps Keep Eastside Homes Affordable
Thanks to neighborhood-based nonprofit Blackland CDC
"...a residence, the duplex is a study in the power of the grassroots to provide low-income housing solutions, plus..."

Sept. 12, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Austin Energy Partnership Helps Reach Renewable Energy Goals
"A virtual power plant in any building."
"...be Stem's eighth utility contract (its first was Hawaii Electric, only a year ago). CEO John Carrington said he..."

June 23, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

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