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Big Utilities Pan Texas Push to Curb Renewables Following Freeze

  • Power providers say proposed bills impose unfair cost burden
  • Texas has become battleground over wind and solar reliability
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Three of the biggest power companies in the U.S. told Texas lawmakers that proposed new laws would load unfair costs onto wind and solar farms and chill investment in the state.

NextEra Energy Inc., Duke Energy Corp. and Southern Company sent a letter Wednesday to Governor Greg Abbott and members of the state legislature, saying they have “serious concerns” about pending bills that would make wind and solar farms pay for services to ensure the flow of power on the grid remains smooth and steady.