Tag Archives: Texas Public Utility Commission

Monday, July 19, 2021 by Amy Smith

Legislators respond to winter storm with new requirements for energy providers

The Electric Utility Commission received an update last week on legislative action related to electric utilities, with Senate Bill 3 serving as the omnibus response bill to Winter Storm Uri in mid-February. SB 3, approved at the close of the…

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

City to ask for rehearing in water rate case

The battle over water rates for more than 46,000 Austin Water customers is not over, it appears. Austin Water Assistant Director David Anders told the Austin Monitor on Tuesday that the city intends to adhere to an order – issued…

Friday, October 9, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

PUC resets rates for thousands of Austin Water customers

More than 46,000 Austin Water customers are getting their rates lowered, based on an order that the Public Utility Commission of Texas handed down to the city of Austin on Thursday. In addition, the city will have to request approval…

Monday, September 14, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

PUC calls for order to reset certain water rates

The Public Utility Commission of Texas started a process Friday that could ultimately require Austin Water to reset water and wastewater rates for a group of customers that has challenged the city. The commission approved, with some exceptions, a proposal…

Monday, August 17, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

PUC hears arguments in water, wastewater case

The Public Utility Commission of Texas heard oral arguments Friday from attorneys representing the city of Austin as well as those representing a group of wholesale Austin Water utility customers who have challenged post-2012 water and wastewater rate increases. Rather…

Thursday, July 23, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Judges propose rollback in water rate case

A pair of administrative law judges appears to have dealt a major blow to the city of Austin in an ongoing water and wastewater rate case brought by a group of wholesale customers in 2013. The judges, Pratibha Shenoy and…

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council discusses legislation that targets Austin

With the Texas Legislature’s March 13 filing deadline behind them, city staff are busy tracking the 6,400 or so bills that state legislators have filed this session. They joined City Council at a work session Tuesday for an update on…

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…

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