Energy

Monday, July 6, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Austin Energy, East Austinites talk solar project

Although solar panels are designed to soak up the sun, Austin Energy spokesperson Carlos Cordova says the utility wants its upcoming local solar project to be “reflective” of the East Austin community that will be its home. Austin Energy inked…

Monday, June 29, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Solar prices keep dropping, says Austin Energy

Although Austin Energy’s recent call for solar power contract solicitations yielded record low prices, the utility advised City Council on Thursday to take a “measured” approach to buying more solar in the next few years. Khalil Shalabi, the utility’s vice…

Friday, June 26, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council picks consultant for energy gap study

In an unusual turn of events, City Council selected a company on Thursday that did not score the most points with Austin Energy staff to conduct an upcoming independent energy gap study. Council voted 7-3 to award the contract to…

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council urged to change “demand charges”

Austin Energy is scheduled to present to City Council today a process for conducting a new cost-of-service study. Among the many things that Council will be asked to consider in reviewing Austin Energy rates is whether to lower or eliminate…

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Austin Energy to tighten up collections

City Council on Tuesday put its stamp of approval on a compromise between Austin Energy staff and advocates for low-income customers that both sides hope will help reduce the amount of bad debt owed to the utility. Austin Energy places…

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Weis memo addresses AE bad-debt questions

Austin Energy’s bad-debt problem is not the result of a policy “that penalizes customers who are a day late or a penny short,” according to a memo to City Council and Mayor Steve Adler from Austin Energy General Manager Larry…

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