COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Tuesday, May 01, 2018 

PLACE:        E1.016 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator Kelly Hancock 



The Senate Committee on Business and Commerce will meet to receive an update on the 2018 electric reliability forecasts announced by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The Committee will receive invited testimony from the Public Utility Commission of Texas, ERCOT, and interested parties regarding trends in the wholesale electric market.


Interim Charge on Free Market Electricity: Examine the competitive nature of the Texas retail electric system and what government competitive intrusions in the free energy markets may have in distorting those markets. Review the impact of competitive versus noncompetitive retail electricity markets across the state in terms of price and reliability. Consider the projected impact of establishing competitive electric retail markets statewide.


Invited testimony only.