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2022

11/10/2022 - PUCT Releases Reliability Reform Study on Texas Electric Market Design

10/20/2022 - PUCT Adopts Rule Prohibiting Disconnection of Water Service During Extreme Cold Weather Emergency |  Spainsh

10/10/2022 - PUCT Chairman Peter Lake Receives Update on Rio Grande Valley Transmission Reliability Project

09/29/2022 - PUCT Adopts Expanded Weather Preparation Rules to Further Strengthen Grid Reliability

09/01/2022 - PUCT Secures $600,000 in Refunds and Bill Credits for Utility Customers in FY 2022

08/25/2022 - PUCT Creates Office of Public Engagement

08/16/2022 - PUCT Approves Hiring of New CEO for The Electric Reliability Council of Texas

08/09/2022 - Kathleen Jackson Sworn in as Commissioner of the Public Utility Commission of Texas

05/16/2022 - PUCT, ERCOT to hold press availability discussing Texas power grid readiness for Summer 2022

04/29/2022 - Texas Adopts First-Ever Electricity Supply Chain Map

04/01/2022 - PUCT Approves Middle Mile Broadband Rule

02/02/2022 - PUCT Says Power Grid Ready for Winter Storm

2021

12/16/2021 - PUCT Approves Major Improvements to Electric Grid Reliability

12/10/2021 - Report Finds Widespread Compliance with Winter Weather Readiness Requirements

12/08/2021 - PUCT and ERCOT Provide Update on Winter Preparations and Expectations

12/08/2021 - PUCT Files Violations Against Eight Generation Companies

12/01/2021 - Selection Committee Names Two New ERCOT Board Members

12/01/2021 - PUCT Adopts Rules for Coordination between Gas and Electric Industry

11/01/2021 - Selection Committee Names Next Group of ERCOT Board Members and Designates Vice Chair

10/21/2021 - PUCT Adopts Rules for Weatherization of Power Infrastructure

10/19/2021 - PUCT Appoints Texas Energy Reliability Council Members

10/12/2021 - New Dialing Procedure for Texas Customers in the 254, 361, 409, 806, 830, 915, and 940 Area Codes

10/11/2021 - Selection Committee Names First ERCOT Board Members and Chair

09/20/2021 - Search Firm Named for ERCOT Board

07/22/2021 - PUCT and ERCOT Provide Update on Summer Preparations and Expectations

06/14/2021 - PUCT Echoes ERCOT's Call for Conservation

06/11/2021 - PUCT Lifts Moratorium on Utility Disconnections for Non-Payment

06/08/2021 - PUCT Leadership Thanks Legislature for Efforts Related to Grid Reliability

04/07/2021 - Annual Report Forms Published for PUC-Regulated Water Utilities

04/06/2021 - New Dialing Procedure for Texas Customers in the 254, 361, 409, 806, 830, 915, and 940 Area Codes

03/30/2021 - PUCT Appoints Dwyer To Oversee Enforcement

03/17/2021 - Chairman D'Andrea Resigns

03/12/2021 - PUCT Details Efforts Related To Winter Storm Grid Event

03/11/2021 - PUCT Names Director of ERCOT, Inc. Accountability

03/08/2021 - Commissioner Botkin Resigns

03/03/2021 - PUCT Votes To Claw Back Certain Payments To Genenerators

03/01/2021 - Chairman Walker Resigns

02/24/2021 - PUCT Opens Investigation Into "Indexed" Retail Electricity Plans

02/21/2021 - PUCT Emergency Actions to Protect Texas Electricity Customers

02/20/2021 - PUCT Launches Investigation of Grid Event and Adjusts POLR Rules to Protect Retail Electricity Consumers

02/18/2021 - PUCT Issues Emergency Order Limiting Outage Durations

02/15/2021 - PUCT Issues Emergency Order on Electricity Pricing

02/14/2021 - Cold-Driven Demand Makes Electricity Conservation Necessary

02/11/2021 - PUCT Anticipates Record Electricity Demand Across ERCOT Region

01/27/2021 - PUCT Promotes Corona to Deputy Executive Director

01/08/2021 - 945 Area Code Numbers Coming January 15, 2021

2020

12/17/2020 - PUCT Names Gleeson Executive Director

12/09/2020 - Public Utility Commission Executive Director Resigns

10/06/2020 - PUCT Promotes Gina Misquez Smith to IT Manager

08/27/2020 - Hurricane Laura Impacting The Woodlands with Outages

08/27/2020 - PUCT Imposes $30,000 Administrative Penalty

08/27/2020 - PUCT Winding Down Electricity Relief Program

08/26/2020 - PUCT Invites Water Utilities to Regulatory Workshop

08/19/2020 - PUCT Launches New Site for Water & Sewer Retail Public Utilities

07/16/2020 - PUCT Formalizes Electricity Relief Program Extension

07/02/2020 - PUCT Agrees to Extend Electricity Relief Program

05/21/2020 - PUCT Reminds Customers of Retail Electric Providers "You Still Have the Power to Choose"

05/14/2020 - PUCT Extends DNP Protections for Customers of PUC-Regulated Water, Sewer and Non-ERCOT Electric Utilities

05/07/2020 - PUCT Posts Line Inspection and Safety Reports

04/17/2020 - PUCT Warns Electricity Consumers of Potential Fraud

04/17/2020 - Public Utility Commission Fine Tunes Electricity Relief Program

04/03/2020 - PUCT Welcomes New IMM Director

03/26/2020 - Public Utility Commission of Texas Acts to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact

03/16/2020 - Public Utility Commission Orders Adaptations in View of COVID-19

03/12/2020 - PUCT Encouraging Observance of "Fix A Leak" Week

03/03/2020 - PUCT Approves Additional Area Code For The Dallas Area

02/14/2020 - PUCT Imposes $775,000 in Penalties; Appoints Temporary Manager

02/13/2020 - Announcing a More Accessible PowerToSaveTexas.org

02/7/2020 - Public Utility Commission Names New Legal Division Director

01/08/2020 - PUCT Invites Water Utilities to Regulatory Workshops

2019

12/18/2019 - Public Utility Commission Issues Call for Appraisers

12/13/2019 - PUCT Imposes $145,000 in Penalties; Approves Mitigation Plan with Generator

11/26/2019 - Electricity Shoppers Reminded There is Just One PowerToChoose.org Site

11/14/2019 - PUCT Imposes $35K in Penalties and Refunds for 7,610 Customers

10/18/2019 - New Area Code Proposed for Metroplex Area

10/11/2019 - PUCT Imposes Nearly $650,000 in Penalties; Orders $225,000 in Bill Payment Assistance Funding; Establishes Enhanced Reporting Requirements for Water Utility

09/26/2019 - PUCT Imposes More Than $110,000 in Penalties; Revokes Two Certificates

09/12/2019 - Public Utility Commission of Texas Imposes $125,000 in Penalties

09/04/2019 - PUCT Call for Conservation

08/29/2019 - PUCT Names Imposes More than $325,000 in Penalties

08/26/2019 - PUCT Names New Director of Market Analysis

08/15/2019 - PUCT Renews Call for Electricity Conservation

08/13/2019 - PUCT Call for Conservation

08/09/2019 - PUCT Advances Broker Registration Process

06/27/2019 - PUCT Orders Administrative Penalties of $220,000

06/20/2019 - Chairman Walker Thanks Legislature for Strengthening Protections for Texas Utility Customers

06/13/2019 - PUCT Orders Administrative Penalty of $75,000

05/30/2019 - PUCT of Texas Names New Chief Program Officer

05/23/2019 - PUCT Orders Administrative Penalties of $210,000

05/09/2019 - PUCT Orders Administrative Penalties and Refunds of $225,000

04/18/2019 - PUCT Levies Administrative Penalty of $432,000

03/05/2019 - Statement of the Public Utility Commission of Texas Regarding ERCOT's SARA

03/01/2019 - PUCT Levies Administrative Penalty of $68,000, Appoints a Temporary Manager

02/27/2019 - RRC Chairman Craddick and PUCT Chairman Walker Working to Ensure Availability of Natural Gas for Electric Service this Summer

02/27/2019 - Texas Senate Confirms Three PUCT Commissioners

2018

12/07/2018 - PUCT Levies Administrative Penalties of Nearly $1.5 Million

11/09/2018 - PUCT Summarizes Enforcement Actions in FY2018

10/11/2018 - A Conversation About Power to Choose

06/26/2018 - RRC Chairman Craddick and PUCT Chairman Walker Working to Ensure Availability of Natural Gas for Reliable Electric Service this Summer

03/19/2018 - Public Utility Commission of Texas Names New Executive Director

03/08/2018 - Commissioner Brandy Marty Marquez Resigns from the Public Utility Commission of Texas

03/01/2018 - Statement of the Public Utility Commission of Texas Regarding the Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy

2017

08/19/2017 - Commission statement

01/24/2017 - PUCT to Webcast training session this week for public filings via Internet