Our mission is to advance the understanding and conversation on all policy perspectives about critical energy issues needed to ensure a robust economy and bright future for Texas.

September 11, 2014 – Austin, TX

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the following important upcoming events on critical energy issues:

Tuesday September 23rd @ 12 pm
Power Across Texas Policy Forum Luncheon “Texas Energy Workforce:  Filling the Gaps for the Future” featuring
 Hope Andrade, former Texas Secretary of State and currently the Employer Representative on the Texas Workforce Commission, and Ann Randazzo, the Executive Director of the Center for Energy Workforce Development(CEWD) which is “a non-profit consortium of electric natural gas and nuclear utilities and their associations – Edison Electric Institute, American… Continue reading

August 21, 2014 – Austin, TX

POLICY

There’s a New ISO in Town! 

Traversing twenty-seven counties and over 15,000 square miles in Southeast Texas, Entergy Texas, Inc. (ETI) employs more than 1,110 people, serving more than 400,000 electric customers in its geographic footprint as a vertically-integrated electric utility, with generation, transmission, distribution and customer-side services, outside of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).  ETI’s parent company, Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR), occupies a four-state footprint (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas), delivering electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in those states, employing 14,000 people, operating… Continue reading

August 7, 2014 – Austin, TX

POLICY

Mexico’s Energy Reform Update: Part Two

In July, Mexico’s lower legislative chamber took another step closer to ending the government’s 75-year energy monopoly and opening the industry to foreign and private investment. The package of 30 bills will next require Senate approval with final approval expected in August.

The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), a decentralized-government agency, currently controls all electricity generation and distribution in Mexico for approximately 35.3 million customers (almost 100 million people), incorporating more than one million new customers annually.  CFE has 209 generating plants with an… Continue reading

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