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Not Enough: Even Higher Price For Electricity Urged For Texas

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NRG's Cedar Bayou power plant in Chambers County
To hear some tell it, Texas is in a bad way when it comes to having enough electricity. The Texas Public Utility Commission is trying to encourage construction of new power plants by raising prices. Next month, those new, higher prices for wholesale electricity take effect. But now, as StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling found, some utility companies say the higher price may not be nearly high enough.

Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.

The prices have to go up before you see any significant generation being built.”
                                                     —John Bick, a consultant in Dallas, formally with TXU.
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Dave Fehling

Energy & Environment Reporter for StateImpact

Dave Fehling is KUHF's Energy and Environment Reporter. His reporting is a part of StateImpact, a collaboration with KUT in Austin and NPR...