Tag Archives: Electric Utility Commission

Friday, June 13, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council OKs measure to have Austin Energy collect all line fees

The Austin City Council unanimously Thursday approved an item that directs Austin Energy officials to collect full reimbursement for the cost of line extensions. The measure, long supported by veteran Electric Utility Commissioner Shudde Fath, would allow the utility to…

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by Bill McCann

Austin Energy to build $67 million office building in East Riverside area

Facing continued cramped quarters and a big-dollar lease, Austin Energy officials say they hope next week to take a major step toward construction of a new office building for the city’s electric utility.   Austin Energy officials plan to ask…

Friday, March 28, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council, EUC fill most seats on city’s Generation Plan Task Force

Austin City Council members and their appointees on the city’s Electric Utility Commission Thursday filled the majority of the seats on a task force set up to complete the first review of Austin Energy’s 2010 Generation Plan. That document, a…

Friday, March 7, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council backs creation of new power generation task force

City Council members Thursday approved the creation of a new Austin generation planning task force. The group, as yet unnamed, will “examine and make recommendations regarding the 2014 update to Austin Energy’s current Resource, Generation, and Climate Protection Plan.” Council…

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by Bill McCann

New wind-power agreement is Austin Energy’s cheapest

A wind-power purchase agreement going to the City Council Thursday for approval will not only allow Austin Energy to reach a key renewable energy goal four years ahead of time, it will be the cheapest wind energy the utility has…

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by Bill McCann

EUC rejects bid to join battle over reduced value of solar rate

While solar advocates continue to be upset over Austin Energy’s decision to reduce a rate used to compensate residential customers for the value of electricity generated by their solar units, the Electric Utility Commission has decided against joining the fight.…

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by Bill McCann

EUC backs plan to shift all franchise fees to suburban customers

For months, consumer watchdog Paul Robbins has been pushing a proposal to have suburban customers of Austin Energy pay the total cost of franchise fees that the utility pays to six suburban municipalities for use of public rights-of-way in those…

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by Bill McCann

EUC advocates major policy change on line extensions

Taking a cue from the Austin City Council’s recent action to increase fees for hooking up new water and wastewater service, the city’s Electric Utility Commission has voted to ask the City Council to take similar action for extending new…

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Bill McCann

Consultant says doubling city’s solar goal do-able but expensive

Should Austin double its already ambitious solar energy goal?   It’s a question that has begun to get renewed attention from solar advocates, environmentalists, utility officials and others following a year-old recommendation by the City Council-appointed Local Solar Advisory Committee…

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