Can Smart Home Gadgets Help Lonely Texas Seniors? Pt.2

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Which smart home devices keep seniors connected? As we learned last month, social isolation among seniors can have dire effects on their physical and mental health. A significant portion of seniors live alone, but that doesn’t mean they have to go through life without connecting to other people. Caring family and friends can help the Read More

4 Cheapest Variable Rate Plans in Dallas

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Which Month-to-Month Plans Have the Lowest Rates? Whether you need something for the short term or you’re looking for a bad credit option for electricity in Texas, you have choices. While fixed-rate energy plans will usually offer lower rates, variable rate plans can be a great temporary solution. If you’re in the market a no Read More

Best Variable Rate Electricity In Houston

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Is a variable rate plan a good idea? Most Texas electricity customers prefer to sign up for fixed rate electricity plans. The primary reason for this is price stability. For the length of the contract, the price stays the same. With variable rate plans, however, price instability can work to a customer’s advantage. Variable rate plans Read More

ERCOT Sets New Winter Wind Power Record

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Texas Still Number 1 in Wind Generation While several Texas coal plants aim to close by 2020, wind generation continues to break records. On January 21, 2019, wind produced 19.7 gigawatts (GW), breaking the previous record of 19.2 GW. (A gigawatt is enough energy power 200 households at peak energy use in Texas.) The previous record happened Read More

7 Mistakes That Ruin Valentine’s Day

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Pitfalls to Avoid for an Unforgettable Night While you have the power to choose the best electricity provider in Texas, you also have the power this Valentine’s Day to create the most memorable night for your partner. Here are some common blunders that will ruin your perfect evening. Avoid these and you’ll be on the Read More

Make Your Reservation at These Houston Valentine’s Day Restaurants

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Where are the hottest Houston Valentine’s Day spots? Valentine’s Day in Houston is a big night for the restaurant industry. Eateries roll out one-night-only prix fixe menus, wine deals, desserts for two, and other specials. But not all restaurants are created equal. For Valentine’s Day, you’ll want the power to choose a restaurant that serves Read More

What Is the Cheapest Electricity Company in Texas?

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How to Find the Cheapest Energy Provider Cheaper energy rates appear to be on the horizon for Texans. The EIA predicts that retail sales of residential electricity will be 3.1 percent lower in 2019 than the previous year. So, you should shop while Texas energy rates are low. But how do you find and choose Read More

ERCOT Reserve Margin Shrinks to 7.4%

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Can ERCOT juggle its energy reserves all summer long? The predicted amount of electricity the Texas grid will have to spare is less than what was available in the summer of 2018. According to forecasts by the Energy Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the reserve margin of electricity will be 7.4%. That’s down from the Read More

Energy Plan Lessons From Customer Mistakes, Part 1

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Recently, I was reading through some provider reviews and found several classic examples where customers made mistakes with their with their Texas electricity plansthat wound up costing them more. In the interest of helping our other energy customers I’m sharing a few edited examples as common mistakes to show how other customers can avoid problems Read More