1. Texas Lawmakers Consider Allowing Competition for Austin Energy's Largest Customers

    Texas Lawmakers Consider Allowing Competition for Austin Energy's Largest Customers

    Texas lawmakers have introduced a proposal that would potentially free Austin Energy's larger customers to shop for electric service from alternate providers, the Austin American-Statesman reports. Currently the municipal utility has a monopoly on service in Austin, but under the proposed bills customers who use more than 25 million kWh annually could petition state regulators for authorization to shop around for cheaper power.

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