Energy

Friday, March 27, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

AE to seek new solar contracts by mid-April

Since City Council adopted a set of goals last year that will shape Austin’s future energy portfolio, most discussion has focused on how to fill a 500-megawatt power gap in the plan. This week, the focus shifted to a goal…

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

EUC pushes for generation plan’s solar component

The Electric Utility Commission passed a resolution Monday urging that City Council direct Austin Energy to issue a request for proposal for 600 megawatts of utility-scale solar energy by April 15. “I feel like Austin Energy, in making their agreement…

Monday, March 23, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Explainer: The Austin Energy-CoA funds transfer

The Explainer takes a deeper look at stories we have been following. This week, we tackle the annual transfer from Austin Energy to the City of Austin’s General Fund. The annual transfer of what has historically been many millions of…

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Austin Energy payments to city keep growing

Even though City Council froze the transfer from Austin Energy to the city’s general fund at $105 million in 2012, the amount the utility pays for support services has continued to grow. For the current fiscal year, the utility will…

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council debates deregulation of Austin Energy

When it comes to Austin Energy, there is one word that always stirs up debate. That word is “deregulation.” City Council held a policy workshop with Austin Energy management, stakeholders and policy advocates Monday on the myriad issues associated with…

Monday, March 2, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council puts energy consulting contracts on hold

Picking up where others left off can be difficult, especially when it involves something as expensive and complicated as the Austin Energy generation plan. Rather than decide on up to $2 million worth of contracts for energy demand management consulting…

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