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Electric Market Redesign Efforts Continue at PUC and ERCOT

by Roslyn Dubberstein BackgroundSince Winter Storm Uri in February 2021, the Public Utility Commission of Texas (“PUC”) and Texas’s independent system operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (“ERCOT”), have been laser-focused on evaluating and implementing reforms to the Texas… Read More

Chambers USA 2020 Recognizes Four Lloyd Gosselink Attorneys

Chambers and Partners has recognized four Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C. attorneys from the Energy and Utility Practice Group in its Chambers USA 2020 as top lawyers in the Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity) – Texas category. Read More

Energy and Utility: COVID-19 Update

by Thomas Brocato and Patrick Dinnin PUC Takes Actions to Address Coronavirus Threat The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC, or Commission) has joined other state agencies and entities in adopting measures to address the rapidly growing threat presented by… Read More

Telecom and Cable TV Entities Poised to Take Advantage of SB 1152

By Georgia N. Crump While cities are still coming to terms with Senate Bill (“SB”) 1004 from the 85th Texas Legislative Session, drastically reducing the right-of-way rental revenues received by cities from wireless providers occupying the public right-of-way, they… Read More

Energy and Utility Legislative Update

by Thomas Brocato, Georgia Crump, and Patrick Dinnin During the 86th Texas Legislature, lawmakers filed more than 100 bills relating to gas and electric service and scores morepertaining to issues of interest to municipalities. We have closely monitored this… Read More

Wave of Electric Utility Rate Cases Expected in 2019

By Patrick Dinnin The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) has recently begun reviewing electric utilities’ base rates, and it is expecting a busy 2019. In April 2018, the PUC adopted a new rule in 16 Texas Administrative Code §… Read More

Federal Communications Commission Preempts Local Control

By Georgia N. Crump The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has recently taken action to preempt local control over the deployment of fifth generation (“5G”) wireless infrastructure. Small cell deployments (also known as “network nodes”) are the means to support the… Read More

Lone Star Current Interview – DeAnn Walker

DeAnn Walker, ChairPublic Utility Commission DeAnn Walker was appointed by Governor Abbott in September 2017 to serve as Chair of the Public Utility Commission until September 2021. Previously, she served as the Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Abbott on… Read More

Sharyland Distribution Customers Set to Begin Transition to Oncor

by Cody Faulk Long-time electric distribution customers of Sharyland Utilities will enjoy a new year with lower rates—some by as much as 40%—and have new smart meters on their way. All of this is the result of an agreement… Read More

Texas Supreme Court issued their opinion in City of Richardson v. Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC

On February 2, the Texas Supreme Court issued their opinion in City of Richardson v. Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC.  The case centered on who bears the cost of relocating electric utility facilities to accommodate the widening of a street or… Read More

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