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State Comparison

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Energy Electricity Net Generation Megawatt Hours 482,283,980 MWh
Total Nameplate Capacity of Generation Fleet, 2012 108,795 MW
Nameplate Capacity Built Before 1980 31,038 MW
Percent Capacity Built Before 1980 29%
Average Retail Price of Electricity 8.57ยข/kWh
Electricity Generated from Coal 13%
Electricity Generated from Natural Gas 52%
Electricity Generated from Nuclear Energy 10%
Electricity Generated from Hydroelectric 0%
Electricity Generated from Geothermal Energy 0%
Electricity Generated from Petroleum 0%
Electricity Generated from Solar Energy 1%
Electricity Generated from Biomass 0%
Electricity Generated from Wind 22%
Electricity Generated from Other Sources 0%
Name
Greg Abbott
Party Affiliation
Republican
Assumed Office
2015-01-20
Name
Public Utility Commission of Texas
Abbreviation
PUC
Year Established
1975
Associated ISO or RTO
ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas), SPP (Southwest Power Pool), and MISO (Midcontinent ISO)
Regulated Services
["Electricity", "Telecommunications"]
Number of Seats
3
Staff Size
185
Current Commissioner Count
3
Term Length in Years
6 Years
Term Limit
false
Name
Texas Legislature
Session Length in Months
5
Session Start Date
Session End Date