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Last week in this space, we talked about what it will take for electric vehicles to reach mass adoption or acceptance. This week, the Wall Street Journal had an interesting piece about the role artificial intelligence will play in advancing that goal.
CoServ expects to increase share of renewables in coming years
Texas’ wind power not only blows away all other states, but it also ranks in the top five among countries worldwide with nearly 25,000 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity at the start of 2019, according to the Energy Information Administration.
Without fail when the first cold snap hits North Texas, CoServ Gas gets a flood of calls from Customers concerned about a burning smell inside their homes. Most of the time, it's normal and there's nothing to worry about.
More than 173,000 Members have registered their SmartHub accounts since January, when CoServ launched the system. Because several Members have multiple CoServ accounts, more than 189,000 SmartHub accounts exist.
The state’s electric grid expects to set a record for peak load this summer, even after adjusting for COVID-19’s economic impact.
You may already be a pro at the usual money-saving habits. But here are two tips you may not have heard before.
In the latest episode of the As A Meter Of Fact podcast, we ask Gary Franzen, CoServ's Director of Energy Services, to explain how an electric grid works and how CoServ and the state's grid operators maintain adequate load through extreme heat. He also explains the difference between a rotating outage and a brownout/blackout.
New substations display commitment to meeting increased electricity demand in Prosper and Celina
The flat prairies that once stretched to the horizon in Prosper and Celina are being transformed with residential developments and shopping centers as farming towns continue to grow and morph into suburban meccas.
CoServ Members should expect April electricity usage to be higher, not because of weather but because people are quarantined at home due to the coronavirus. April weather was relatively the same – only 0.6 degrees cooler than the previous year, said Justin Sterling, CoServ’s Energy Efficiency Supervisor.
The COVID-19 outbreak this spring prompted hundreds of thousands of North Texans to work from home, while many others lost their jobs outright.
These two “new normal” realities, combined with the shutdown of schools, offices and businesses, resulted in full houses and apartments in our service territory. And they could also lead to higher-than-normal energy bills for CoServ Members.