Austin Energy says connecting new construction to grid could take up to 10 weeks

AUSTIN (KXAN) — New homes are popping up all over Central Texas, but connecting power to them may take longer than you’d think. Right now, Austin Energy says there is a seven to 10-week wait for power hook ups when construction is involved. Tony Diaz told KXAN, after permits were approved on July 1, it

A new Austin Energy rule aims to keep construction workers safe. It could also make homes harder to build.

In response to the death by electrocution of a construction worker and a subsequent lawsuit, Austin Energy has increased the minimum distance between power lines and new buildings, a regulation the utility says will keep workers safer. A jury in 2019 found Austin Energy guilty of negligence in the death of Jaime Membreno, who was

Georgia Power offers energy efficiency programs, tips to help customers as summer officially begins

ATLANTA, June 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As residents across the state welcome the first official week of summer, Georgia Power encourages customers to take action to minimize the impact of higher temperatures and increased energy use on electric bills. The company provides information and energy efficiency programs that help give customers the options they need to

PP&L is sharing energy saving tips to save money on air conditioning costs this summer | News

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Temperatures are heating up in eastern Pennsylvania. While we all welcome fun in the sun, sometimes you just need to get inside the air conditioning and chill out. Air-conditioning costs account for 12% of total home energy expenses, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, so taking some simple energy efficiency steps can really pay off.   Follow these energy