Columnists: Marita Mirzatuny

Marita is a project manager for EDF’s US Climate and Energy Program, working on issues in Texas such as smart grid development, renewables, demand response, and policy involving the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Specifically she is helping to construct the environmental metrics for Pecan Street Inc., a smart grid demonstration project in Austin, Texas, in which EDF is a partner.

Clean Energy Leadership Develops in Central Texas

Electric utilities vary in their progress towards delivering a future powered by clean energy. Notably, Central Texas, with its combination of energy know-how, creative thinking, and technology entrepreneurship, is home to many utilities leading the way in clean energy resources and smart grid technology. Austin & San Antonio leading the pack Although Texas has a   …Continue Reading

Demand Response the Best Cure for Ailing Grid in Texas

The Texas Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has, yet again, kicked the can down the road on securing reliable energy to power the state’s growing population. The PUC, the state agency charged with managing electricity rates, meets to securely plan for the future, yet they continue to delay planning meetings. This will benefit no one in   …Continue Reading