Oncor Electric Delivery

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Oncor Electric Delivery
Privately held
Industry Utilities
Headquarters Dallas, Texas, USA
Key people
Robert S. Shapard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Number of employees
3400
Website www.oncor.com

Oncor Electric Delivery Company is Texas's largest regulated electric delivery business and the sixth largest in the United States. It supplies electricity to approximately 7.5 million consumers in a service area of over 400 communities in east, west and north-central Texas, including Dallas, Fort Worth, Midland, Odessa, Killeen, Waco, Wichita Falls and Tyler. It was formerly known as TXU Electric Delivery and TU Electric. Predecessor companies include Dallas Power & Light (DP&L), which served the city of Dallas; Texas Electric Service Company (TESCO), which served areas surrounding Fort Worth; and Texas Power and Light (TP&L), which served other areas of northern and west-central Texas.

Oncor and Energy Future Holdings[edit]

Oncor is privately held by a limited number of investors including Energy Future Holdings Corporation. Oncor is separate from its owners and separately managed by a majority independent board of directors. While a majority owner, EFH is not involved in the management of Oncor.

Major projects[edit]

Oncor Electric Delivery Company is working in partnership with Siemens Power Technologies to build a smart grid.[1] The company is exploring the use of storage batteries and micro-grids. The Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) project improved the transmission of wind power to Oncor's grid.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Desonie, Dana (April 2010). "A Smart Grid for Smart Texans" (PDF). siemens.com. Retrieved 23 Jun 2014. 
  2. ^ Schnurman, Mitchell (31 May 2014). "Oncor bets on a better grid". dallasnews.com. Retrieved 23 Jun 2014. 

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