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PUCT News Releases - 2024

June

PUCT Assesses $354,000 in Penalties for Electric Rule Violations
June 13, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT Emphasizes Consumer Protection Rules as Summer Heat Sets In
June 07, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT Secures $92,747 in Refunds and Bill Credits for Texas Consumers in Third Quarter
June 06, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

PUCT Sees Strong Industry Response to Texas Energy Fund Loan Program
June 01, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

PUCT Urges Texans to Prepare for 2024 Hurricane Season
June 01, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

May

PUCT to Open Applications for the Texas Energy Fund In-ERCOT Generation Loan Program
May 31, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

PUCT Assesses $118,000 in Penalties for Electric Rule Violations
May 23, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

PUCT Names Connie Corona Executive Director; Barksdale English Named Deputy Executive Director
May 23, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT Assesses Nearly $425,000 in Penalties for Electric and Water Rule Violations
May 16, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

PUCT Begins Accepting Notices of Intent to Apply for Texas Energy Fund In-ERCOT Generation Loan Program
May 01, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

April

PUCT Adopts Second Rule for Implementation of the Texas Energy Fund
April 25, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT Celebrates National Line Worker Appreciation Day
April 18, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

March

PUCT to Conduct Consumer Survey to Analyze Value of Electric Reliability
March 26, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT Adopts First Rule for Implementing Texas Energy Fund
March 21, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT Secures $94,773 in Refunds and Bill Credits for Texas Consumers in Second Quarter
March 13, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

PUCT Welcomes New Independent Market Monitor Director
March 11, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

February

PUCT Appoints Temporary Manager for Water Utility Blue Cereus
February 01, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT Closes 'Phase One' of Blueprint for Grid Reliability Improvement Projects
February 01, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT Names Connie Corona Interim Executive Director
February 01, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

January

Thomas J. Gleeson Sworn in as Chairman of Public Utility Commission of Texas
January 23, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT Echoes ERCOT Conservation Appeal Ahead of Expected Tight Grid Conditions
January 15, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT Echoes ERCOT Conservation Appeal Ahead of Expected Tight Grid Conditions
January 14, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT "Power to Choose" Tool Can Help Lubbock Consumers Select a New Electricity Provider
January 05, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

PUCT News Releases - 2023

December

PUCT Hosts Electric Reliability Workshop in Permian Basin
December 12, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

PUCT Secures $217,156 in Refunds and Bill Credits for Texas Consumers in First Quarter
December 06, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Additions to Electricity Supply Chain Map Strengthen State's Emergency Response Capability
December 04, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

PUCT Approves New Price Protections for Consumers During Power Emergencies
December 01, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

October

PUCT Approves Additional Area Code for the Houston Area
October 25, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT Receives Winter Preparedness Update From ERCOT, Electric Industry
October 20, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT to Hold 2023-24 Winter Weather Preparedness Work Session
October 12, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Texas Advanced Nuclear Reactor Working Group Named
October 10, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

September

PUCT to Host First Public Workshop on Advanced Nuclear Reactors
September 21, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT Echoes ERCOT Conservation Request Ahead of Expected Tight Grid Conditions Thursday, September 07, 2023
September 07, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT Echoes ERCOT Conservation Request Ahead of Expected Tight Grid Conditions Wednesday, September 06, 2023
September 06, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

PUCT Secures $540,513 in Refunds and Bill Credits for Texas Consumers in Fiscal Year 2023
September 05, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

August

PUCT Echoes ERCOT Conservation Request Ahead of Expected Tight Grid Conditions Wednesday, August 30, 2023
August 30, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

PUCT Echoes ERCOT Conservation Request Ahead of Expected Tight Grid Conditions Tuesday, August 29, 2023
August 29, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

PUCT Echoes ERCOT Conservation Request Ahead of Expected Tight Grid Conditions Sunday, August 27, 2023
August 27, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

PUCT Echoes ERCOT Conservation Request Ahead of Expected Tight Grid Conditions Saturday, August 26, 2023
August 26, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

PUCT Echoes ERCOT Conservation Request Ahead of Expected Tight Grid Conditions Friday, August 25, 2023
August 25, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

PUCT Echoes ERCOT Conservation Request Ahead of Expected Tight Grid Conditions Thursday, August 24, 2023
August 24, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

'Virtual Power Plants' to Provide Power to ERCOT Grid for the First Time
August 23, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT Echoes ERCOT Call for Voluntary Power Conservation Sunday, August 20, 2023
August 20, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

PUCT Echoes ERCOT Call for Voluntary Power Conservation Thursday, August 17, 2023
August 17, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

July

New Area Code Proposed for Greater Houston Area
July 06, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

June

PUCT Echoes ERCOT Call for Voluntary Power Conservation Tuesday, June 20, 2023
June 20, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT Appoints Temporary Manager for Channel Oaks Water System
June 15, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

Kathleen Jackson Named Interim Chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas
June 07, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

PUCT Secures $181,171 in Refunds and Bill Credits for Texas Consumers in Third Quarter
June 05, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT Urges Texans to Prepare for 2023 Hurricane Season
June 01, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

May

Texas Senate Confirms Appointment of Kathleen Jackson to Public Utility Commission of Texas
May 26, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

March

PUCT Asks for Public Input on Developing a Reliability Standard for Texas Electric Grid
March 09, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT Enforcement Staff Recommends $1.74 Million Administrative Penalty Against Texas-New Mexico Power Company
March 08, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT Secures $100,000 in Refunds and Bill Credits for Texas Consumers in Second Quarter
March 07, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

February

PUCT Issues Emergency Order to Ensure Continuous Water Service for Channel Oaks Customers
February 23, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT Appoints Temporary Manager for Northern Hills Water Services
February 16, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

January

PUCT Urges Texans to Use PUCT Resources to Monitor and Report Local Outages English
January 30, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Español

PUCT Unanimously Adopts Performance Credit Mechanism Reliability Service
January 19, 2023 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT News Releases - 2022

December

Public Encouraged to Submit Comments on Reliability Reform Study and Texas Electric Market Design
December 13, 2022 | Austin, Texas | News Release

November

PUCT Releases Reliability Reform Study on Texas Electric Market Design
November 10, 2022 | Austin, Texas | News Release

October

PUCT Adopts Rule Prohibiting Disconnection of Water Service During Extreme Cold Weather Emergency
October 20, 2022 | Austin, Texas | News Release | Español

PUCT Chairman Peter Lake Receives Update on Rio Grande Valley Transmission Reliability Project
October 10, 2022 | Austin, Texas | News Release

September

PUCT Adopts Expanded Weather Preparation Rules to Further Strengthen Grid Reliability
September 29, 2022 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Secures $600,000 in Refunds and Bill Credits for Utility Customers in FY 2022
September 01, 2022 | Austin, Texas | News Release

August

PUCT Creates Office of Public Engagement
August 25, 2022 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Approves Hiring of New CEO for The Electric Reliability Council of Texas
August 16, 2022 | Austin, Texas | News Release

Kathleen Jackson Sworn in as Commissioner of the Public Utility Commission of Texas
August 09, 2022 | Austin, Texas | News Release

May

PUCT, ERCOT to hold press availability discussing Texas power grid readiness for Summer 2022
May 16, 2022 | Austin, Texas | Media Advisory

April

Texas Adopts First-Ever Electricity Supply Chain Map
April 29, 2022 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Approves Middle Mile Broadband Rule
April 01, 2022 | Austin, Texas | News Release

February

PUCT Says Power Grid Ready for Winter Storm
February 02, 2022 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT News Releases - 2021

December

PUCT Approves Major Improvements to Electric Grid Reliability
December 16, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

Report Finds Widespread Compliance with Winter Weather Readiness Requirements
December 10, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT and ERCOT Provide Update on Winter Preparations and Expectations
December 08, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Files Violations Against Eight Generation Companies
December 08, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

Selection Committee Names Two New ERCOT Board Members
December 01, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Adopts Rules for Coordination between Gas and Electric Industry
December 01, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

Selection Committee Names Next Group of ERCOT Board Members and Designates Vice Chair
November 01, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

October

PUCT Adopts Rules for Weatherization of Power Infrastructure
October 21, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Appoints Texas Energy Reliability Council Members
October 19, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

New Dialing Procedure for Texas Customers in the 254, 361, 409, 806, 830, 915, and 940 Area Codes
October 12, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

Selection Committee Names First ERCOT Board Members and Chair
October 11, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

September

Search Firm Named for ERCOT Board
September 20, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

July

PUCT and ERCOT Provide Update on Summer Preparations and Expectations
July 22, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

June

PUCT Echoes ERCOT's Call for Conservation
June 14, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Lifts Moratorium on Utility Disconnections for Non-Payment
June 11, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Leadership Thanks Legislature for Efforts Related to Grid Reliability
June 08, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

April

Annual Report Forms Published for PUC-Regulated Water Utilities
April 07, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

New Dialing Procedure for Texas Customers in the 254, 361, 409, 806, 830, 915, and 940 Area Codes
April 06, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

March

PUCT Appoints Dwyer To Oversee Enforcement
March 30, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

Chairman D'Andrea Resigns
March 17, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Details Efforts Related To Winter Storm Grid Event
March 12, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Names Director of ERCOT, Inc. Accountability
March 11, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

Commissioner Botkin Resigns
March 08, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Votes To Claw Back Certain Payments To Genenerators
March 03, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

Chairman Walker Resigns
March 01, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

February

PUCT Opens Investigation Into "Indexed" Retail Electricity Plans
February 24, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Emergency Actions to Protect Texas Electricity Customers
February 21, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Launches Investigation of Grid Event and Adjusts POLR Rules to Protect Retail Electricity Consumers
February 20, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Issues Emergency Order Limiting Outage Durations
February 18, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Issues Emergency Order on Electricity Pricing
February 15, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

Cold-Driven Demand Makes Electricity Conservation Necessary
February 14, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Anticipates Record Electricity Demand Across ERCOT Region
February 11, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

January

PUCT Promotes Corona to Deputy Executive Director
January 27, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

945 Area Code Numbers Coming January 15, 2021
January 08, 2021 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT News Releases - 2020

December

PUCT Names Gleeson Executive Director
December 17, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

Public Utility Commission Executive Director Resigns
December 09, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

October

PUCT Promotes Gina Misquez Smith to IT Manager
October 06, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

August

Hurricane Laura Impacting The Woodlands with Outages
August 27, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Imposes $30,000 Administrative Penalty
August 27, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Winding Down Electricity Relief Program
August 27, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Invites Water Utilities to Regulatory Workshop
August 26, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Launches New Site for Water & Sewer Retail Public Utilities
August 19, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

July

PUCT Formalizes Electricity Relief Program Extension
July 16, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Agrees to Extend Electricity Relief Program
July 02, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

May

PUCT Reminds Customers of Retail Electric Providers "You Still Have the Power to Choose"
May 21, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Extends DNP Protections for Customers of PUC-Regulated Water, Sewer and Non-ERCOT Electric Utilities
May 14, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Posts Line Inspection and Safety Reports
May 07, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

April

PUCT Warns Electricity Consumers of Potential Fraud
April 17, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Fine Tunes Electricity Relief Program
April 17, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Welcomes New IMM Director
April 03, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

March

PUCT Acts to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact
March 26, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Orders Adaptations in View of COVID-19
March 16, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Encouraging Observance of "Fix A Leak" Week
March 12, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Approves Additional Area Code For The Dallas Area
March 03, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

February

PUCT Imposes $775,000 in Penalties; Appoints Temporary Manager
February 14, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

Announcing a More Accessible PowerToSaveTexas.org
February 13, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Names New Legal Division Director
February 7, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

January

PUCT Invites Water Utilities to Regulatory Workshops
January 08, 2020 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT News Releases - 2019

December

PUCT Issues Call for Appraisers
December 18, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Imposes $145,000 in Penalties; Approves Mitigation Plan with Generator
December 13, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

November

Electricity Shoppers Reminded There is Just One PowerToChoose.org Site
November 26, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Imposes $35K in Penalties and Refunds for 7,610 Customers
November 14, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

October

New Area Code Proposed for Metroplex Area
October 18, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Imposes Nearly $650,000 in Penalties; Orders $225,000 in Bill Payment Assistance Funding; Establishes Enhanced Reporting Requirements for Water Utility
October 11, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

September

PUCT Imposes More Than $110,000 in Penalties; Revokes Two Certificates
September 26, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Imposes $125,000 in Penalties
September 12, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Call for Conservation
September 04, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

August

PUCT Names Imposes More than $325,000 in Penalties
August 29, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Names New Director of Market Analysis
August 26, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Renews Call for Electricity Conservation
August 15, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Call for Conservation
August 13, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Advances Broker Registration Process
August 09, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

June

PUCT Orders Administrative Penalties of $220,000
June 27, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

Chairman Walker Thanks Legislature for Strengthening Protections for Texas Utility Customers
June 20, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Orders Administrative Penalty of $75,000
June 13, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

May

PUCT of Texas Names New Chief Program Officer
May 30, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Orders Administrative Penalties of $210,000
May 23, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Orders Administrative Penalties and Refunds of $225,000
May 09, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

April

PUCT Levies Administrative Penalty of $432,000
April 18, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

March

Statement of the PUCT Regarding ERCOT's SARA
March 05, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT Levies Administrative Penalty of $68,000, Appoints a Temporary Manager
March 01, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

February

RRC Chairman Craddick and PUCT Chairman Walker Working to Ensure Availability of Natural Gas for Electric Service this Summer
February 27, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

Texas Senate Confirms Three PUCT Commissioners
February 27, 2019 | Austin, Texas | News Release

PUCT News Releases - 2018

December

PUCT Levies Administrative Penalties of Nearly $1.5 Million
December 07, 2018 | Austin, Texas | News Release

November

PUCT Summarizes Enforcement Actions in FY2018
November 09, 2018 | Austin, Texas | News Release

October

A Conversation About Power to Choose
October 11, 2018 | Austin, Texas | News Release

June

RRC Chairman Craddick and PUCT Chairman Walker Working to Ensure Availability of Natural Gas for Reliable Electric Service this Summer
June 26, 2018 | Austin, Texas | News Release

March

PUCT Names New Executive Director
March 19, 2018 | Austin, Texas | News Release

Commissioner Brandy Marty Marquez Resigns from the Public Utility Commission of Texas
March 08, 2018 | Austin, Texas | News Release

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