Category Archives: Austin Energy Utility

Austin Energy Utility Oversight refers to issues related to the City’s electric utility. The Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee is a committee of the whole council. Six members of the committee are a quorum, and the favorable votes of a majority of the quorum present at the meeting are required for the committee to take action.

Statement on Council approval of Austin Energy rate relief

AE ratesToday was a good day.
We lowered electric rates for everyone in a way that supports conservation, cleaner air, better business practices, and local control of our utility. The Council voted to approve this agreement, but it would not have come together without so many people representing a broad array consumers and businesses, environmental groups and industries in the community achieving a nearly unanimous consensus to find common ground. A lot of people in Austin deserve credit today for something that will benefit everyone in Austin for a long time.
Today was a very good day.

Statement on the Austin Energy rate case settlement

In a startling turn of events, Austin Energy and many long-term rate adversaries announced an agreement with most of the interveners in the Austin Energy Rate Case, ending a dispute that goes back several years. The settlement, which will be reviewed by the Council next week, ensures that nearly all of the intervenors, many of whom had raised objections with the legislature, will not appeal to the PUC and will not seek relief from the state legislature until 2020. Under the terms of the settlement, Austin Energy has agreed to cut its revenues by $42 million and pass that onto its ratepayers in the form of rate relief.

“A lot of people worked really hard to deliver rate relief. No one thought we could do it. Today, it got done,” said Mayor Adler. “Congratulations to Austin Energy, Samsung, NXP and all the other rate payers who worked together to accomplish this important agreement.”

Our Big Accomplishments of 2015

In our first year under the new 10-1 form of government, your Austin City Council set high goals for what we could accomplish in the first year. We are proud to have made real progress toward improving Austin for everyone. We’re looking forward to an even more productive 2016.

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