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: City Representatives Return to Represent Consumer Interests at ERCOT by OCSC | Nov 17, 2020The city-backed candidates return to spots they currently hold on ERCOT’s board, as well as on a key advisory panel. Electric Consumers Blog: Vistra Acquires Retail Electric Providers, Further Consolidating Market by OCSC | Nov 5, 2020Vistra’s acquisition continues a trend in which the state’s largest retail electric providers have acquired smaller ones. ERCOT Good News for Consumers: ERCOT Reports Higher Projected Reserve Margins by Guest Writer | Dec 18, 2020A higher reserve margin should mean certain kinds of reliability problems are less likely. Generation BLOG: ERCOT Reports Sufficient Power for Winter, Spring; Wind and Solar Make Advances by OCSC | Nov 6, 2020Texas remains on track to add more than 5,000 MW of new wind capacity in 2020 — the most ever added annually. Oncor Blog: New PUC Report Summarizes Reliability Spending, Outage Data for Texas Utilities by Guest Writer | Oct 29, 2020Almost all of the surveyed electric utilities had gross capital additions that were higher than ever. Rates Blog: New Energy Efficiency Charges Set for Take Effect in 2021 for Texas Utilities by OCSC | Oct 23, 2020The Public Utility Commission updates Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Factor charges on an annual basis. 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 BLOG: PUC Seeks Legislative Guidance on EV Charging Stations, TUSF by OCSC | Jan 7, 2021The PUC also seeks guidance pertaining to a looming shortfall in a rural telecommunications fund. Utility News Blog: Vistra Acquires Retail Electric Providers, Further Consolidating Market by OCSC | Nov 5, 2020Vistra’s acquisition continues a trend in which the state’s largest retail electric providers have acquired smaller ones.