Category Archives: Electricity

Bluebonnet, PHI Air Medical enter potentially life-saving partnership

Working around, and with, electricity and heavy equipment is dangerous. If an accident happens, swift medical care can make the difference between life and death. Bluebonnet’s crews often work in rural, hard-to-reach places, miles from a hospital. Emergency responders could … Continue reading

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Bluebonnet to resume using herbicides in its vegetation management plan

With more than 11,000 miles of power lines to maintain, folks are probably used to seeing Bluebonnet’s crews or contractors cutting trees and vegetation in our utility easements. Workers wielding chain saws or skillfully guiding heavy equipment armed with multiple … Continue reading

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Access to private property needed to provide electric service

For decades, Bluebonnet’s meter readers were a friendly and familiar sight on our members’ property. But thanks to technology, the data that meter readers once gathered by hand now flows directly from the meter to our computer network. Though there … 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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Since 1939, Bluebonnet’s goals remain the same

By Mark Rose In 1939, the newly formed electric cooperative that is now Bluebonnet set the first poles and hung the first spans of wire that delivered power to the farms, ranches, schools, churches and businesses in dozens of Central … Continue reading

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Risky business: Tampering with an electric meter can mean hefty fines, jail time, even death

As long as utilities have been using meters to measure electric consumption, some people have been trying to slow down the devices’ methodical pace or bypass them altogether. However it is done, it’s against the law and dangerous – potentially … Continue reading

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Two recent events could impact state’s electric market

Power reserves and rates were at the center of a recent report and Public Utility Commission vote, respectively. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas released the Brattle Group’s report on economic incentives needed to encourage investment in new power plants … Continue reading

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