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"The year's largest and most festive holiday season is upon us. In addition to the cheer, sharing and family togetherness, safety should be considered when decorating the house," says John Flowers, AEP Texas safety manager. "Electrical safety is especially important during the holiday season due to decorative lights draped through trees and around homes."
AEP Texas and contractor crews are continuing to restore power in the upper Rio Grande Valley following several pole fires that began Thursday evening and continue today.
AUSTIN, TEXAS, Oct 31, 2012 - Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (ETT) has filed a request for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to build a 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line from the Laredo area into the Lower Rio Grande Valley. ETT envisions completion of the project in 2016.
AEP Texas is sending 81 employees to West Virginia to help AEP Appalachian Power Company restore power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Crews left Texas this past weekend and will begin work once the storm clears and it is safe to proceed.
On March 14, AEP Texas Central Company (TCC) issued approximately $800 million of securitization bonds related to the capacity auction issue in its transition to competition. The impact of this Transition Charge (TC-3) on consumer bills will be $3.36 a month for a residential consumer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a month. The estimated impact of the increase for this consumer will be 3% based on the PUCT's retail electric service rate comparison for the TCC service territory.
The Electric Reliablity Council of Texas (ERCOT) issued the following release on Thursday, March 1.
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012 - The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) today unanimously approved a financing order that will allow AEP Texas Central Company (TCC) to move forward with securitizing approximately $800 million associated with TCC's transition to retail competition.
AEP Texas service crews worked through the night and are continuing their efforts this morning to restore electric service to San Angelo residents who lost power as a result of a winter storm.