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February 15, 2021

ERCOT directs utilities to begin rolling outages

Due to strain on the electric grid caused by extremely cold weather, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has issued an Energy Emergency Alert Level 3 (EEA-3), instructing electric utilities throughout the state, including BTU, to begin instituting rolling outages to help rebalance the electric grid. Rolling outages are temporary interruptions to electric service […]

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February 14, 2021

BTU Offices Closed to Public on Monday and Tuesday

Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) offices will be closed to the public on Monday, Feb. 15 and Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, but offices will remain manned by employees during those days. Offices are expected to reopen to the public on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Office hours will be adjusted as needed due to the winter weather. Customers […]

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February 11, 2021

BTU ready for cold weather; energy conservation encouraged

BTU is prepared for the freezing temperatures forecasted this weekend. While BTU and the Texas electric grid are ready to respond to high energy demands, there is always a risk of unexpected energy shortages in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region. Customers are encouraged to conserve energy whenever possible, especially during the early […]

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February 11, 2021

Sale of TMPA Gibbons Creek Steam Electric Station, reservoir and property complete

Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) is pleased to announce the completion of the sale of the Texas Municipal Power Agency’s (TMPA) Gibbons Creek Steam Electric Station, Reservoir and surrounding property to Charah® Solutions, Inc. The Gibbons Creek Station was constructed in 1982 to provide wholesale energy to the TMPA member cities of Bryan, Denton, Garland and […]

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January 4, 2021

BTU aerial survey of Texas Avenue

Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) has contracted with McCord Engineering to perform an aerial survey along the power line easements of Texas Avenue from Cooner Street to Villa Maria Road. 

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December 31, 2020

BTU conducting customer service survey

Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) has partnered with GreatBlue Research, LLC to conduct a customer satisfaction survey.

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November 9, 2020

BTU to Sponsor Students on Trip to Washington, D.C.

High school students can win an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 13-22, 2021, sponsored by Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU). The Government-in-Action Youth Tour is a youth leadership program sponsored by BTU and organized by Texas Electric Cooperatives and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. For more than 50 years, electric utilities across the country […]

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October 28, 2020

BTU recognized as Smart Energy Provider

Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) has been awarded the Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for demonstrating commitment to and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation, and environmental initiatives that support a goal of providing low-cost, quality, safe, and reliable electric service.

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October 28, 2020

BTU continues pole inspections

Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) has contracted with Quality Pole Inspection and Maintenance to continue inspections and preservative treatment of wooden electric distribution poles within their rural territory.

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September 24, 2020

Charah Solutions Finalizing Execution of Agreement with TMPA for the Acquisition, Remediation and Redevelopment of Gibbons Creek Steam Electric Station and Reservoir

Charah® Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of environmental and maintenance services to the power generation industry, today announced that it is negotiating an Asset Purchase Agreement with the Texas Municipal Power Agency (TMPA) to acquire, remediate and redevelop the Gibbons Creek Steam Electric Station and Reservoir.

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