Category Archives: Conservation

Two more arctic cold fronts blast Central Texas, lead to more high electric bills

Two strong, arctic cold fronts blasted Central Texas in January, following the two fronts that arrived around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The most recent fronts brought unwelcome ice and snow. To parents’ displeasure but students’ delight, area schools either … Continue reading

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When winter temperatures drop, demand for electricity and energy bills rise

During the past few weeks, many Bluebonnet members called us or commented on our Facebook page about being surprised by their high electric bills caused by winter temperatures driven by a series of strong cold fronts through Central Texas beginning … Continue reading

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New LED security lights shining in Central Texas nights

The future is brighter around Bluebonnet’s service area, thanks to new LED security lights we started offering our members Sept. 1. Members will now get 53-watt LED (light-emitting diode) security lights instead of 100-watt high-pressure sodium lights. LED lights are … Continue reading

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Weather a major factor in electric demand and statewide energy alerts

A few weeks ago, when temperatures soared into triple digits again, a coworker asked me why the Electric Reliability Council of Texas hadn’t issued an energy emergency alert like it had the week before. I gave her a half-right answer, … Continue reading

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