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Wind turbines and oil pumpjack in action Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, north of Stanton, Texas.
(James Durbin/Reporter-Telegram)

Wind and solar now leading Texas in power growth

Since May, the grid has added nearly 3,000 megawatts of power capacity — about two-thirds from new wind farms.
(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Luminant buys NextEra power plants in Texas for $1.59 billion

Luminant, the power generation subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp. in Dallas, is purchasing two, large natural gas-fired power plants in northeastern Texas.

TCAP Commentary: Why Oncor’s Ring Fence Matters

The failure of the ring fence — the one created in 2007 — would have created uncertainty and instability with Oncor.
(Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express News)

Luminant inks deal with SunEdison to bring more solar power to Texas grid

The companies are touting the deal as the largest in the country in which solar power is being bought to compete in a competitive wholesale marketplace with all other power generation.
CB&I Chairman and CEO Philip K. Asherman, May 23, 2014 in The Woodlands, TX. (Eric Kayne/For the Chronicle)

CB&I reports net profit, new contracts

CB&I said it made a net profit of $169.5 million, or $1.55 million per diluted share, during the April through June period, which was up from $142.4 million during the same time last year when the company was struggling more financially. The total revenues were down slightly at $3.2 billion from $3.3 billion last year.
Cost. Electricity

What the bankruptcy of TXU’s parent means for consumers

As news of Energy Future Holdings’ bankruptcy filing spread Tuesday, advocates and economists disagreed about what, exactly, it may mean for the customers 1.7 million retail customers.
The Luminant Lake Hubbard natural gas power plant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp., stands in Dallas, Texas. Matt Nager/Bloomberg

Utility’s bankruptcy wouldn’t cut customers’ lights

Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings is hovering on the brink of bankruptcy, but should it tumble, the lights will continue to shine for Houston-based customers.
Daniel Whitten, America's Natural Gas Alliance 
(James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle)

Guest commentary: Low, stable natural gas price keeps heating bills in check

Daniel Whitten, of the trade association America’s Natural Gas Alliance, says the price of natural gas is stable, despite a predictable uptick when cold weather increases heating demand.
Luminant's Big Brown coal power plant (AP photo)

Luminant restarts power units early as natural gas prices rise

Luminant is bringing three coal-fired power units back online two months earlier than originally planned, saying higher natural gas prices now make the plants economic to run.
(Photo: Steve Snodgrass/Flickr)

Luminant suspends nuclear plant expansion bid

The owner of a North Texas nuclear power plant has tabled its request for federal permission to expand.