Celebrate Your Independence —You’re Free to Choose!

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This coming January 1 will mark the 10 year anniversary of the end of the reign of the old incumbent Texas utilities and the opening of competition among new retail electricity providers. That means for ten years, consumers in the Lone Star State have been free to choose what kind of Texas electricity plan works […]

Low Natural Gas Prices Are Still Fueling Lower Electricity Rates – Time To Compare and Shop!

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If you’ve been thinking about shopping for a new Texas electricity provider but have been holding off because natural gas prices rise during the summer and so do electricity rates, listen up. Now is still a good time to shop for lower electricity rates. Yes, natural gas prices are expected to rise this summer — […]

What 3 things do I need to know to shop for Texas electricity this summer?

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Shopping for a retail electricity provider during the summer in Texas can be frustrating and confusing. And if you don’t have a basic understanding of what drives prices in the ERCOT region, you could wind up paying more for electricity. While learning that sounds complicated, you really only need to know three things when you’re shopping […]

The Texas Flood of 2016 & Your Electricity Bills

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El Niños bring cool, wet weather in Texas by blowing persistent and extended Pacific jet stream across the state. While this helps kill off hurricanes, it amplifies storm tracks across the southwest and Texas bringing more rain into the Lone Star State — up to a foot or more on average. And this El Niño […]

Texas Deregulated Electricity Primer

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I saw this nice little article in the Texas Monthly today as a primer of things customers should know about deregulated electricity in Texas. It’s a great premise,  and the three things they listed are certainly things Texas customers need to understand, but I’d definitely expound on a few things that Texas electricity customers should be […]

Champion Energy Wins Customer Satisfaction Award for 2015

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After falling to Green Mountain Energy last year in the annual J.D. Power & Associates award for customer satisfaction, Champion Energy has regained the top spot in the coveted customer survey. Congratulations Champion Energy Services! This marks Champion Energy’s 5th finish

Energy Future Holdings to Sell ONCOR

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As I’ve stated for years, the bankruptcy of Energy Future Holdings has been inevitable. It was coming ever since the bottom dropped out of the natural gas market due to innovations in fracking. And finally, it looks like we can finally see how the Texas electricity market might look once the inevitable finally happens and […]

Demand Response Programs and 2015

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Now that the new year has been rung in, and everyone is getting back to their regular daily lives, it is time to focus back in on Texas electricity in 2015. I previously wrote about Critical Peak (or Demand Response) programs last July. Now that we’ve rung in 2015, lets take a quick look at […]