Tag Archives: Texas

Winter Storms Trigger Energy Crisis

Texas, other areas hit with snow; legislators call for ERCOT reform Consecutive winter storms, including Winter Storm Uri and a cold snap, blindsided nearly half the country over the past week. While multiple states dealt with unexpected, unseasonal weather, Texas remains the most harshly affected as it grapples with grid issues. From roughly February 11-15, […]

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Etheredge Opening New Location

Louisiana industrial service company will expand to Lake Charles Big news from the Bayou, as Louisiana state government announced a major development in the electromechanical industry Wednesday. Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards and Etheredge Industrial Services CEO Mike Etheredge announced the Shreveport-based company is creating a new machine maintenance, repair and overhaul facility near Lake Charles. […]

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ResponsiveEd Pledges Bread For Your Head

Texas, Arkansas technical schools get $41M grant from DOE ResponsiveEd, the Lewisville, Texas educational nonprofit, was awarded a $41 million grant from the United States Department of Education April 6 to expand Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses at Premier High School campuses across Texas and Arkansas. Over the next five years, funds will be […]

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Continental Drift

Company known for tires to retain nearly 450 jobs and brings an additional 130 jobs to Texas Technology company Continental is well into its rebrand (recall: “technology company” Continental) as we begin the ’20s. And although its far more than just a tire company, that’s still its bread and butter when it comes to manufacturing […]

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Electric Vehicles Get an Oncor

A Texas utility prepares for the EV invasion Texas’ largest utility, Oncor, just indicated a major preparation in its grid planning that is primarily to compensate for the impending influx of electric vehicles. Oncor, which serves more than 10 million people in the Dallas area, expects large EVs could be cost competitive with traditional gas-fueled […]

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Underutilized

Power sector’s progress marred by a bad couple of weeks Major progress in the utility sector can be seen in the forms of integrating renewable energy to the grid, shoring up security measures, and the inclusion of battery storage and microgrid function to the industry. Maintenance of utilities has also become more advanced of late, […]

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AT&T Winds Up

Communications giant indicates growth of renewable industry AT&T confirmed last week it will cushion its wind power program with the purchase of 300 MW from two new wind farms in Wilbarger and Hardeman counties in Texas. The agreement builds on the company’s agreement with subsidiaries of renewable energy developer NextEra Energy Resources to purchase power […]

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Recovery Through Reconditioning

PEARL aids in Harvey’s aftermath by restoring vital electrical equipment As another part of the country braces for the impact of a second deadly hurricane this weekend, those in Texas and Louisiana along the Gulf Coast are only beginning to pick up the pieces and attempt to recover from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation. While this is […]

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Oh, Thank Heaven

Texas 7-Elevens will go as green as their logos in 2018 There’s an old saying: If 7-Eleven provides it, it has become the norm. Well…no, there’s not. But let’s hope that becomes the case with wind power. The Dallas-based convenience store giant has signed an agreement with utility TXU Energy to power 425 of its stores in Texas […]

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