Public Utility Regulatory Act, Alternative Energy Providers (Texas)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Texas|
|Name||Public Utility Regulatory Act, Alternative Energy Providers (Texas)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Safety and Operational Guidelines|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||Texas Public Utilities Commission|
Chapter 35 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act specifically addresses alternative energy providers, and contains provisions designed to aid such providers in selling power in Texas's competitive utility market. The legislation prohibits utilities from expressing undue preference for purchasing power from affiliates, and requires utilities to provide fair transmission service to alternative energy providers. In addition, the legislation specifically addresses distributed generation natural gas facilities and energy storage facilities.
|Department||Public Utility Commission of Texas|
|Address||1701 N. Congress Ave.|
|Address 2||PO Box 13326|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Tex. Util. Code 35|
|Authority 2:||Tex. Admin. Code 25|