Texas Electricity and Social Media

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Capital One and the American City Business Journals are working together to sponsor a contest to see which businesses are the best at social media, called the Social Madness contest. The contest is designed to measure how successful local businesses are with using social media to interact with their customers. Now obviously

Texas Electricity Ratings Updates Rankings: May 8th 2012

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Everyone, I’ve been talking about updating the rankings for the past week or so, but we’ve been very busy getting the new Texas Electricity Ratings website launched and live. However, now that we’ve completed that, it is time to focus on the site’s core responsibility: Ranking Texas Electricity Providers and helping customers shop for electricity plans. We’ve […]

Texas Electricity Provider Map

Posted on 6 CommentsPosted in Ambit Energy, Amigo Energy, APNA, Bounce Energy, Champion Energy, Cirro, Direct Energy, Dynowatt, First Choice Power, Gexa Energy, Green Mountain Energy, Just Energy, Kinetic Energy, MX Energy, Reliant Energy, Simple Power, Southwest Power & Light, Spark Energy, StarTex Power, Stream Energy, Tara Energy, Texas Electricity News, Texas Power, Texpo, Trends, TXU Energy, YEP

Last week’s purchase of First Choice Power by Direct Energy was yet another major acquisition of a Retail Electricity Provider by a major energy conglomerate. There’s been around a half a dozen of these deals in the past year, and in my opinion things have gotten a bit muddled and confusing. So I wanted to […]

Texas Electricity Ratings Update: New Rankings Released

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Good afternoon, everyone. I just wanted to post a quick update that I’ve revised the Texas Electricity Ratings ranking of providers this week. The new rankings and numbers are posted, although there wasn’t much change in the actual order of providers. Bounce Energy remained in the top spot, boosted by their great freshman performance in […]

2011 JD Power & Associates Poll Released: Champion Energy #1 Again

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The JD Power & Associates group has released their most recent survey of the deregulated electricity providers operating in Texas. In their own words: The study, now in its fourth year, measures customer satisfaction with retail electric utility providers in Texas by examining four key factors (listed in order of importance): price; billing and payment; […]

Texas Electricity: Minimum Usage Charges

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Earlier this week, I got an email from a Texas Electricity Ratings reader, suggesting I write an article about Minimum Usage charges. We’ve discussed Minimum Usage charges in the past here, but to clear things up, in short, they’re additional charges that are tacked onto a person’s bill if they use less than a certain […]

Around The Texas Electricity Blogosphere

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Here are some interesting blog entries from Texas Electricity Ratings partners that I wanted to pass along. Why Doesn’t Houston Bury Power Lines? – This article from Spark Energy discusses some of the reasons why we don’t see more communities burying power lines in Houston. Burying power lines is a common practice in other parts […]

Market Rates: South Texas Electricity 1/5

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Today’s entry into for this week’s Texas electricity shopping guide covers the South Texas region of Texas (AEP Central). This region is hands down the most expensive area in Texas, with prices starting at a full cent higher than rates in Dallas. In fact, this week I’m seeing something that I’ve seen for the first […]

Market Rates: Dallas Electricity 1/3

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Happy New Year! The Texas Electricity Ratings shopping guide is returning with the first post of 2011. I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday, and hopefully got to decompress before returning to their regular routines. Well, we’re back and today we’re looking at Dallas electricity and Fort Worth electricity, which is the Oncor service area […]

Market Rates: Houston Electricity 12/7

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Today’s entry into the Texas Electricity Shopping Guide is for Houston electricity. The Centerpoint area is one of the most expensive areas of Texas for electric rates so it’s important to shop with the intention to pick the best plans to save money. The shopping guide below has the cheapest listing of electricity prices for […]