Renewables and Natural Gas Predicted to Dominate Texas Energy Market in 20 Years

July 15, 2014 

Results of a study commissioned by the Texas Clean Energy Coalition TCEC was recently published. This is the third phase of the study which was titled: Exploring Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT and focused on the role of Demand Response, Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat Power. The study which was undertaken by the Brattle Group found ...

Plant Outages In Texas Nearly Cause Power Grid Failure

January 15, 2014 

Two unexpected failures of power plants in Texas brought the state power grid to its knees during the massive winter storm that hit at the beginning of January.  The problem with the failures was noted because, had the state power grid lost one more plant, it would have shut down the entire state's power.  These outages are worrisome because of the ...

Tips To Help Protect Your Smart Phone’s Electronics In Cold Weather

December 17, 2013 

Smartphones can be a lifeline but they are not quite compatible with extremely cold weather.  Here are some tips to help you protect your smartphone during the cold weather. 1. Gloves are imperative for keeping your hands warm, but it can be quite frustrating to do anything on your smartphone with them on.  The screens on smartphones operate on the ...