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Texans Use Less Power Than Expected, Baffling State Regulators

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Big Brown Power plant, Freestone County
Something unexpected is happening in Texas when it comes to how much electricity we're all using. It's less than what experts had predicted. Exactly why this is happening is somewhat of a mystery. But as StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling found, the consequences could determine if Texans have to pay more for the electricity they are using.
“Obviously appliances are becoming more efficient, but at the same time, households own more appliances. We've got more computers and TV sets etc. in the homes.”

—Warren Lasher is with ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.

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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...