Category Archives : Texas

Earth Day at Zilker Park!

On April 25, 2017, Posted by , In Frontier Accolades,Frontier Gives Back,Sustainability & the Environment,Texas,Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Earth Day at Zilker Park!

Frontier Associates staff enjoyed another Volunteer Day event this past weekend with the Austin Parks Foundation (APF), celebrating Earth Day by adding mulch around trees at Austin’s Zilker Park. This year marks Zilker Park’s centennial. For 100 years, Austin locals and visitors alike have enjoyed the beautiful 350 acres of…

World Water Day 2017

On March 22, 2017, Posted by , In Sustainability & the Environment,Texas,Water, With Comments Off on World Water Day 2017

Visit Austin and you will see our rising skyline, businesses and residences scrambling to secure their spot in the firmament. But some of our lower and less developed altitudes still hold the wilderness that once characterized the Texas capital, places where nature’s might peeks out from under two centuries of…

Frontier’s AEP TNC Solar Program: SolarPro featured project

On May 17, 2016, Posted by , In Frontier Accolades,Program Implementation,Renewable Energy,Texas,Uncategorized,Utility Programs, By ,, , With Comments Off on Frontier’s AEP TNC Solar Program: SolarPro featured project

An innovative commercial solar project supported by AEP-Texas North Company was recently featured by SolarPro online (article available here). In March 2016, Texas State Bank completed installation of a 94.5 kWdc solar carport that provides energy to the bank building and protection from the elements to cars that park underneath….

Frontier Contribution on DOE Solar PV Report

On May 4, 2015, Posted by , In Renewable Energy,Texas, With No Comments

Frontier collaborated with Pecan Street Inc. and CenterPoint Energy to investigate the power quality effects of residential rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) generation on distribution circuits and on service at the residential meter.  For the distribution circuit analysis, voltage, harmonic distortion and power factor were monitored on a total of six…

EE Programs in a Restructured Market: The Texas Framework

On March 10, 2015, Posted by , In Energy Markets,Texas, With No Comments

Jay Zarnikau PhD, Steve Isser, Amy Martin | The Electricity Journal Frontier staff examine Texas’ experience with utility-administered energy efficiency programs in a restructured market. The article highlights utilities’ successes with cost-effectively meeting modest energy efficiency goals, and identifies changes that would be required for Texas to meet the more aggressive goals…

Awarded “Outstanding Commercial Enterprise”-2014 CATEE Conference

On November 20, 2014, Posted by , In Frontier Accolades,Texas, With No Comments

November 18-20, 2014 | Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency (CATEE) 2014 Conference Each year the CATEE Conference recognizes individuals, organizations and companies that have demonstrated outstanding and unique contributions to clean air through energy efficiency and renewable energy actions or programs. Frontier Associates is honored to receive the “Outstanding Commercial…

Study forthcoming in Journal of Energy Markets: Day-ahead Forward Premiums in ERCOT

On August 17, 2014, Posted by , In Energy Markets,Texas, With No Comments

Jay Zarnikau PhD, Chi-Keung Woo, Carlos Gillett, Tony Ho, Shuangshuang Zhu, Eric Leung | Forthcoming in The Journal of Energy Markets Frontier staff, with industry partners in Hong Kong, investigate market-price convergence in the competitive Texas electricity market in the presence of large-scale wind generation using a large data sample…

ERCOT Retail Demand Response Report released by Frontier Associates

On June 23, 2014, Posted by , In Energy Markets,Texas, With No Comments

2013-2014 Retail Demand Response and Dynamic Pricing Project Final Report for ERCOT Frontier’s report provides estimates of the amount of demand response occurring outside Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT) formal markets for energy and ancillary services and outside the Emergency Response Service (ERS) program. Frontier analyzed survey data from…

The Potential Impact of Declining Rates and Increasing Efficiency in Texas

On April 16, 2013, Posted by , In Pricing & Rate Design,Texas, With No Comments

Julia Harvey | International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Energy Forum Frontier alum Julia Harvey (now with the Public Utility Commission of Texas) provides an overview of the potential impact of declining retail rates and increasing efficiency standards in ERCOT, whereby lower costs may induce customers to increase their electricity…

Electricity Pricing and Consumer Behavior Research

On March 19, 2013, Posted by , In Market Research,Pricing & Rate Design,Texas, With No Comments

Pecan Street Inc. & CCET Press Release on Frontier is analyzing customer response to innovative pricing for the nation’s first side-by-side research trial of the comparative impact and benefits of new pricing models and other tools for shifting electricity use away from periods where the electric grid is strained….