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4/17/2014
Summer is coming! The University of Texas at Austin and AEP Texas are launching Energy Games, a real-time trivia game hosted on the Ringorang® app, available for mobile devices (iOS and Android). Every question provides easy, helpful tips to help save you money.
4/8/2014
The Arbor Day Foundation has named AEP Texas a 2014 Tree Line USA utility for the 17th consecutive year in honor of its commitment to the proper tree pruning, planting and care and its service area.
3/31/2014
AUSTIN, TEXAS, March 31, 2014 --The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) on March 27 unanimously approved an application by Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (ETT) and Sharyland Utilities, L.P. (Sharyland) to build a 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line from a substation northwest of the city of Edinburg to a substation located east of the city of Brownsville. The cost of the project is estimated to total $309 million and is expected to be completed during the summer of 2016.
3/4/2014
AUSTIN, TX, March 4, 2014, 9 a.m. - The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of Texas, thanks electric consumers for helping maintain grid reliability by reducing their electric use yesterday and this morning.
3/3/2014
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of Texas, is asking electric consumers to continue limiting their electric use as much as possible through 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, as late winter weather conditions continue.
3/2/2014
AUSTIN, TX, March 2, 2014, 7 p.m. - The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of Texas, is asking electric consumers to limit their electric use as much as possible on Monday morning, March 3.
2/7/2014
(11 a.m., Feb. 7, 2014) - The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has canceled the Conservation Alert that was in effect overnight and this morning throughout the region. During the past day, limits to the system's ability to import power in the Valley region also increased the possibility that controlled rotating outages may be needed to protect grid reliability Thursday night or Friday morning. That notice of possible rotating outages also is no longer in effect for now, although conditions could change.
2/7/2014
AEP Texas is joining with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) in asking electric consumers to reduce electric use from 4:30 p.m. today through 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8.
2/6/2014
AUSTIN, TX, Feb. 6, 2014 - The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of Texas, is asking electric consumers to reduce electric use from 5 p.m. today through noon on Friday, Feb. 7.
2/6/2014
With cold weather persisting in the Rio Grande Valley, AEP Texas is joining with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) in asking that electric consumers take steps to conserve energy this evening.
2/6/2014
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of Texas, is asking electric consumers to reduce electric use from 5 p.m. today through noon on Friday, Feb. 7.
2/6/2014
There is an increased risk that ERCOT will need to instruct Valley-area transmission and distribution service providers to begin rotating outages in the Rio Grande Valley area due high power demands and transmission import limitations into the area. The highest likelihood of rotating outages is until about 9 p.m. this evening and between 6 and 9 a.m. Friday morning.
2/2/2014
As the current winter storm continues throughout Abilene and surrounding areas, AEP Texas reminds electricity users to keep safety in mind when taking steps to keep warm, especially when using space heaters.
2/1/2014
AEP Texas is making preparations for the winter storm expected to hit the Abilene area this evening, according to Greg Blair, AEP Texas regional manager of External Affairs. Ice accumulation could reach up to a quarter-inch in the Abilene area with constant winds of 15 miles-per-hour of gusts up to 25 miles-per-hour.
1/24/2014
As of 9:30 a.m. this morning, approximately 20,635 customers throughout AEP Texas' 97,000-square-mile service area in south and west Texas are without power due to the cold front that swept through the area Thursday night.
1/24/2014
Significant progress has been made this afternoon in restoring power to areas of AEP Texas impacted by the cold front that ripped through the area Thursday night.
1/24/2014
Less than 1,000 customers across the AEP Texas service area spanning south and west Texas were without power at 3:30 p.m. today due to the cold front that swept through the area Thursday night.
1/7/2014
AUSTIN, TX, Jan. 7, 2014 - Continuing sub-freezing temperatures in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region pushed the demand for electricity this morning to a new winter record, with electric use peaking at 57,277 megawatts (MW) in the hour ending at 8 a.m., based on preliminary operations data.
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