Blog Keep Reading … Stay up to date with the latest utility news with the OCSC blog. Click through any of the category shortcuts below to read more. City Resources Electric Consumers ERCOT Generation Oncor Rates Renewable Energy Texas Legislature Utility News City Resources Blog: OCSC Recommends Refinements to Emergency Operations Plans by OCSC | Jan 24, 2022The Steering Committee of Cities Served by Oncor filed comments January 4 in response to the proposed rules. Electric Consumers PUC adopts new Power Outage Alert Rules in Response to New Legislation by OCSC | Jun 1, 2022Mandated by SB 3 from the most recent legislative session, the new rules relate to power outage alerts. ERCOT ERCOT Report Finds Increased Costs Associated with ORDC Price Adder System by OCSC | Nov 11, 2022The Operating Reserve Demand Curve causes wholesale power prices to increase automatically as grid conditions tighten. Generation ERCOT Reports Show Relatively Safe Energy Reserves in Short and Mid Term by OCSC | May 24, 2022Read together, the twin reports provide a relatively upbeat picture of expected operating reserves. Oncor Oncor Credits Increased Rates, Customer Growth, Other Factors for 3Q Revenue Increase by OCSC | Nov 4, 2022Oncor reports a $60 million revenue increase in its latest quarterly financial report. Rates Blog: OCSC Urges Utility Ratepayer Protections in Broadband Expansion by OCSC | Jan 19, 2022Ratepayer-financed utility lines will be leased out to private companies to expand broadband service. Renewable Energy Blog: Summer Energy Consumption, Renewable Use on the Rise in Texas by OCSC | Aug 12, 2020ERCOT CEO reports energy consumption in June nearly 1 percent higher than consumption during June 2019. Texas Legislature New Law that Could Determine Pace of Transmission Approvals inside ERCOT Divides Lawmakers by OCSC | Oct 17, 2022SB 1281 directs the PUC to consider congestion cost savings when approving transmission line construction. Utility News Settlement with ERCOT Reached in $1.9 Billion Brazos Electric Coop Bankruptcy Case by OCSC | Nov 9, 2022The settlement calls for Brazos to promptly repay ERCOT $600 million, and to repay market participants over time.