TEXAS

Brands in TX

Ambit
(Retail Electric)

 

Viridian
(Retail Electric)

 

TXU Energy
(Retail Electric)

 

Tri Eagle
(Retail Electric)

 

4Change Energy
(Retail Electric)

 

Express Energy
(Retail Electric)

 

Energy Rewards
(Retail Electric)

 

Luminant
(Electric Generation)

Contacts

Mance Zachary
Director, Government Affairs
mance.zachary@vistracorp.com
972-849-6997

Sano Blocker
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
sano.blocker@vistracorp.com
214-629-7642

Brent Chaney
Director, Government Affairs
brent.chaney@vistracorp.com
214-812-4534

Priscilla Barbour Randle
Director, Federal & State Advocacy
priscilla.barbour@vistracorp.com
972-800-6370

Ashley Juergens
Government Affairs Advisor
ashjuergens@gmail.com
979-324-4293

Factsheet

Vistra in TX

Employees: ~4,015

Services Provided:

  • Retail Electric
  • Electric Generation

Retail Customer Classes Served:

  • Residential
  • Small & Medium Business
  • Large Commercial & Industrial
  • Governmental / Public

Generation Facilities:

Total: 21 facilities @ 18,366 MW (net capacity)

Listing by Fuel Type:

  • Battery: 1 facility @ 10 MW (net capacity)
  • Coal: 3 facilities @ 4,500 MW (net capacity)
  • Gas: 15 facilities @ 11,376 MW (net capacity)
  • Nuclear: 1 facility @ 2,300 MW (net capacity)
  • Solar: 1 facility @ 180 MW (net capacity)

Corporate Facilities:

  • 1 Headquarters
  • 5 Regional Offices
  • 1 Government Affairs / Regulatory Policy Office
  • 3 Mines

TX Overview

Interconnection: ERCOT

Nameplate Generation Capacity: 132,654.8 MW

Annual Electric Generation: 477,352,424 MWh

Annual Electric Consumption: 424,528,419 MWh

Annual Natural Gas Consumption: 3,907,756 MMCF

Annual CO2 Emissions: 230,076,308 Metric Tons

Population: 28.7 million

Housing Units: 11.1 million

Business Establishments: 0.54 million

State capacity, generation, consumption and emission statistics from EIA.gov 2018 data (latest available). Nameplate capacity and generation includes all sources. Consumption represents sales to ultimate consumers across all customer classes. Natural gas consumption by end use. CO2 emissions from all electric generation sources, does not include transportation or other sources.

Resources

Key Third Parties

  • Association of Electric Companies of Texas (AECT)
  • Texas Competitive Power Advocates (TCPA)
  • Texas Taxpayer and Ratepayer Association (TTARA)
  • Texas Mining and Reclamation Association (TMRA)
  • Texas Association of Business (TAB)
  • Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM)
  • Texas (TEAM)
  • Texas (TIEC)
  • TX AFL/CIO

Key Issues

Competitive Markets: We believe in the power of competition to spark innovation and unleash customer benefits and value. As such, we believe that markets should be allowed to function freely with minimal oversight and regulated only to the extent needed to ensure a fair and equitable treatment of market participants and customers.

Out of Market Subsidies: We believe that the competitive market works best without outside interference. Out-of-market subsidies run counter to a well-functioning competitive electricity market. We recognize, however, that it is not always possible to avoid subsidies for various policy or political reasons. Therefore, should subsidies be implemented, we believe that such subsidies should be targeted, technology neutral, time limited and phased out as the rationale for the subsidized item becomes obsolete

Traditional Generation: We believe that coal, natural gas, nuclear and other “traditional” electric generation facilities continue to have a role to play in generating safe, reliable and secure power to customers. We believe these facilities operate best in competitive markets as part of a broad generation portfolio.

Renewable Generation: We understand that the generation methods of today will not always be the generation methods of tomorrow. We believe in pursuing economic and appropriate opportunities to integrate new generation technologies and approaches into the grid. We further believe that in competitive areas, such technologies or approaches should be backed by private investment and not subject to market distorting mandates or public subsidization.

Customer Protections: We believe that customers should be protected against bad actors in the market. As such, we believe that customer protection regulations should provide relief to customers in these situations. We believe that customer protections should be structured in such a way that does not inhibit innovation, prevent fair business practices or punish good actors operating in good faith.

Limited Income & Vulnerable Group Protections: We believe that certain groups of customers may require greater assistance and/or protections than other classes. Among these are limited income, elderly, and medical critical care customers. We support public and private programs to assist these customers with their energy needs and protections to ensure they have the energy they need to prevent life-threatening conditions.

Environment: We believe in operating our company and facilities in a clean and environmentally friendly manner. As such, we will always comply with existing environmental regulations. We further believe that any new environmental laws and regulations should be targeted, based on sound science, and that their costs be commensurate with the benefits obtained. Environmental reporting should be based on actual measured data, consolidated as much as possible and should not create an undue compliance burden.

EV & EV Infrastructure: Vistra supports the adoption of electric vehicles and the build out of EV infrastructure, including charging stations. Vistra believes that EVs and EV infrastructure are competitive products and should be provided through the competitive market. While Vistra does not support subsidization of competitive products in general, if legislative or regulatory action is taken to provide out-of-market support to EVs or EV infrastructure Vistra believes that these out-of-market actions should be targeted, time limited and done outside of utility rates.

Generation Facilities

Name Location Type MW HD SD CD Market
Coleto Creek Goliad, TX Coal 650 30 18 34 ERCOT
Comanche Peak Glen Rose, TX Nuclear 2,300 59 22 25 ERCOT
Decordova Granbury, TX Gas (CT) 260 60 22 11 ERCOT
Ennis Ennis, TX Gas (CCGT) 366 10 22 6 ERCOT
Forney Forney, TX Gas (CCGT) 1,912 4 2 4 ERCOT
Graham Graham, TX Gas (ST) 630 68 30 19 ERCOT
Hays San Marcos, TX Gas (CCGT) 1,047 45 21 35 ERCOT
Lake Hubbard Dallas, TX Gas (ST) 921 113 2 5 ERCOT
Lamar Paris, TX Gas (CCGT) 1,076 1 1 4 ERCOT
Martin Lake Tatum, TX Coal 2,250 11 1 1 ERCOT
Midlothian Midlothian, TX Gas (CCGT) 1,596 10 22 6 ERCOT
Morgan Creek Colorado City, TX Gas (CT) 390 83 28 11 ERCOT
Oak Grove Franklin, TX Coal 1,600 12 5 17 ERCOT
Odessa Odessa, TX Gas (CCGT) 1,054 81 31 11 ERCOT
Permian Basin Monahans, TX Gas (CT) 325 81 28 11 ERCOT
Stryker Creek Rusk, TX Gas (ST) 685 11 3 5 ERCOT
Trinidad Trinidad, TX Gas (ST) 244 4 3 5 ERCOT
Upton 2 Upton County, TX Solar 180 82 28 23 ERCOT
Upton 2 Upton County, TX Battery 10 82 28 23 ERCOT
Wharton Boling, TX Gas (CT) 83 85 18 27 ERCOT
Wise Poolville, TX Gas (CCGT) 787 61 30 13 ERCOT

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