More Signs Pointing to Imminent EFH/TXU Bankruptcy

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Per the Wall Street Journal, Energy Future Holdings (parent company to TXU, Oncor, and Luminant)  formerly known as TXU Corp., has hired restructuring lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, according to people familiar to the matter. Speculation about the financial woes of Energy Future Holdings has been rampant for years now, and I’ve written about […]

ERCOT Price Market Cap Changes Appear Politically Motivated

Posted on 6 CommentsPosted in Deregulated Electricity, PUC/ERCOT, TER News, Texas Deregulated Electricity, Texas Electricity, Texas Electricity News

I’ve written before about the potential crisis in Texas due to the lack of new generation plants. Basically, not many new energy generation plants are being built, or even planned, at a time when Texas’s population continues to explode and our electricity needs along with it. The problem is that because of the deregulated electricity […]

Who is The Texas Coalition for Affordable Power (TCAP)?

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Anyone who visits my blog regularly has probably seen that I’ve been talking a lot about the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power (TCAP) lately. TCAP recently published their “history” of deregulated electricity in the state of Texas, and there are several things about their self-proclaimed history I find questionable, which I’ve documented at great length […]

Texas Electricity, TCAP, and a Biased “History” – Part Three

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When I last left off on my critique of TCAP’s “history” of deregulated electricity in Texas, I was moving one by one through their “major findings” section of the document and giving my thoughts and raising questions about their facts and claims. I’m about half of the way through their findings, so without further ado […]

Deregulated Texas Electricity Bills are Cheaper than Entergy Texas Bills

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Recharge Texas is back to their usual tricks and painting deregulated electricity in Texas in a negative light. Even worse is they have managed to wrangle a position blogging for the Houston Chronicle’s Fuel Fix blog, which I’m concerned will give them further false credibility. Anyway, Recharge Texas is once again claiming that Texans are […]

When To Buy Electricity in Texas – 2011/2012 Edition

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One of the most common questions most people ask is when to shop for Texas electricity. In fact, I’ve written about this topic before. Normally, my previous advice would apply any year, and for the most part it still does: Shop during the winter months when the rates are lowest and lock into long term […]

Market Rates: Abilene Electricity & AEP North 5/26

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Good afternoon, everyone. Our shopping guide entry today for Texas Electricity focuses on the North Texas region, which is serviced by the AEP North TDSP. This includes the prices for Abilene electricity and San Angelo electricity. Compared to Houston and Dallas, the electricity rates in this region are much more expensive for month to month […]

Market Rates: West Texas & Lewisville 5/20

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Good afternoon, everyone. Today marks our last shopping guide entry this for Texas electricity. Today’s service area is the Texas-New Mexico power footprint, which covers electricity in Lewisville and many other service pockets all over Texas. The electricity rates in this region are between the rates for Houston and Dallas, so while not the most […]

Market Rates: North Texas & Abilene Electricity 5/19

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Good afternoon, folks. Here is today’s Texas electricity shopping guide, this one reviewing the electric rates for North Texas (AEP North). This coverage area includes electricity in Abilene and electricity in San Angelo. It’s important to keep in mind that electricity prices for this region are expensive, so switching electricity providers is a good way […]