ELECTRICITY: Houston utilities join university effort to improve outage prediction Pamela King, E&E reporter Published: Monday, March 31, 2014 Two Texas utilities are teaming up with the University of Houston to better predict electric outages resulting from storms. Please subscribe to EnergyWire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.