Even in Texas Competition Between Electric Wires Companies is Prohibited, Except in Lubbock

Michael Giberson Power to The Woodlands, Texas, a little north of Houston, is delivered by two different companies. Depending on which neighborhood you live in, either your power comes via CenterPoint Energy or it comes via Entergy Texas.  After power outages caused by Hurricane Ike, it took up to a week longer for power to … More Even in Texas Competition Between Electric Wires Companies is Prohibited, Except in Lubbock

A Roundup of Some Smart Grid Links

Lynne Kiesling The Department of Energy has published a new, very user-friendly introduction to smart grid technologies, benefits, and policies (pdf). I have some quibbles with some of the details, but if you are a newcomer to smart grid (say, for example, if you have heard that this is a primary objective of the incoming … More A Roundup of Some Smart Grid Links