Texas Electricity Ratings Updates Summer Rankings

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Bounce Energy, Centerpoint, Champion Energy, Consumer Advocacy, Deregulated Electricity, ONCOR, PUC/ERCOT, TER News, Texas Electricity, Texas Electricity News

Texas Electricity Ratings has updated their Texas electricity provider rankings heading into the hottest portion of the Texas summer shopping season. The goal is to ensure that shoppers have the most up to date information at their disposal while shopping for electricity providers. In preparation for the final stretch of the summer season, Texas Electricity […]

Reliant’s New Unlimited Electricity Plan: A Closer Look

Posted on 7 CommentsPosted in Deregulated Electricity, Fixed Rates, Reliant Energy, Texas Electricity, Texas Electricity News

Recently Reliant Energy announced a new electricity plan for Texans, the Reliant Predictable 12 Plan. As the Houston Chronicle outlined, the plan calls for customers to sign a one-year electricity contract at a flat, monthly rate, regardless of electricity usage. This kind of plan is normal in other industries, specifically cell phone service providers, but […]

Power Generators Continue Campaign to Squeeze Texas Electricity Customers Dry

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In a turn of events that stuns absolutely no one, the energy generators in the state of Texas are once again attempting to leverage more money from the customers and retail electricity providers to line their pockets. And naturally, they are using the alleged, worst case scenario of an “energy shortage” in Texas and the […]

Is There an Texas Electricity Market Bubble?

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I’ve written before about my concerns about how Texas electricity companies are selling electricity plans at a loss, and I’ve written before about my thoughts on electricity companies potentially going out of business during summer months. Now, I’d like to take a look at something based on both of those concerns combining to cause 

PUC Rules Electric Companies Can’t Alter Fixed Price Rates

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Ambit Energy, Deregulated Electricity, Fixed Rates, PUC/ERCOT, Texas Electricity, Texas Electricity News

After the PUC voted to raise the market cape earlier this summer (with more cap raises coming in upcoming years), there were a lot of concerns about whether or not Texas electricity companies would alter the rates of their fixed rate electricity plans because of increased costs on their end. This was a controversial concept, […]

Loren Steffy Shines His Light on Raising Electricity Market Cap

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In the past, I’ve had some pretty divergent opinions about deregulation and Texas Electricity with Loren Steffy, the chief energy writer at the Houston Chronicle. His latest article is no different, as I can’t help but roll my eyes at the usual swipes he can’t seem to help but take at the retail electricity market. […]

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 […]

Austin Contributor Backwards on Electric Deregulation

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Deregulated Electricity, Green/Renewable Energy, PUC/ERCOT, Texas Deregulated Electricity, Texas Electricity

I was perusing an article from Carol Penny, a local contributor for the Austin American Statesman, and I couldn’t help but think one thing: at least the article was published under the “Opinion” category. Sheesh. Opinions don’t need factual support, so she has that going for her, I suppose…